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Ronald Wayne Blume

February 2, 1945 - August 7, 2020

Ronald Wayne Blume of McKinney, Texas passed into God’s care on August 7, 2020 at the age of 75. He died in presence of family & friends. He was born February 2, 1945, in Paris, Illinois, the son of Wayne & Violet Blume. His father was a mortician and his mother a teacher. He grew up with his two sisters, Karen & Georganna, on the second floor of the funeral home. There were so many funny stories to tell.

His four children, Brian Blume, Jeffrey Blume, Jennifer Wycoff & Jimmy Johnson loved and adored him. He was a devoted husband to Melissa, his darling wife of 30 years.

Ron graduated from Paris High School in 1963. Following graduation, he completed a degree in engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a master's degree in business at University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. He was an electrical and software engineer who enjoyed his craft. He at one time ran his own company, Business Systems Engineering.

As a young boy he excelled in basketball, standing 6’3”, his shots looked so easy, and he scored often. Along with being a ham radio operator, Ron enjoyed playing bridge and games, watching basketball and most all sharing a laugh with family and friends. His favorite food was ice cream - Blue Bell sales may drop since he is gone.

Ron was a member at Prestonwood Baptist Church where he volunteered in different areas. He was a special man who touched many lives and will be missed by his family & friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Melissa Blume, is his son, Brian Blume and his wife, Jody; his son, Jeffery and his wife Amy; his daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Joseph; son, Jimmy and his wife, Courtney; thirteen grandchildren, Joshua Barnes, Joseph Barnes, James Blume, Jesse Blume, Caleb Wycoff, Seth Wycoff, Timothy Blume, Abigail Blume, Kynslee Wycoff, Kason Wycoff, Otis Johnson IV, Kyron Wycoff & Isla Johnson; sister, Georganna and husband Richard Morrison, sister, Karen and husband Stephen Grant and numerous nieces and nephews.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A service of remembrance will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Ron’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Ron and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

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Melissa, God will bless you with His grace, and your family and friends will bless you with continued prayers and attention. Set a comfortable pace in the coming months as you adjust to changes and new normals. Wishing you peace, good health, and moments of sweet laughter.
Jane Mack, August 12, 2020 Melissa and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We really admired Ron. He had such a friendly and kind smile and he treated people with kindness and respect. May God comfort you and give you peace that passes all understanding. Steve and Ruth Kaldahl, August 12, 2020 So many memories of the Single Parent SS Class days and beyond at Prestonwood! Has been great to reconnect the past few years. We moved to Sugar Land in 2001. Much love and prayers, Melissa, family and friends as you face the changes ahead. We dont travel now with John’s challenges, but we are as close as the phone and we’ll be with you online today. John remembers some of our times together. Though we’ve been missing Ron already, let’s celebrate his new life - no more troubles and trials! Arleta and John Bredehoft Arleta Bredehoft, August 12, 2020 Brian, Jeff, Jennifer. and your families: Please accept deepest heartfelt sympathy and best warm wishes for finding peace as you celebrate the remarkable life of your father. I remember Ron fondly and have always noted his spirit residing in each of you. May God comfort you and your families, now and always. With heartfelt condolences, Thompson Brandt Freeport, Illinois Thompson Brandt, August 12, 2020 Photo of Ron, his first cousin Roma Kay and his Aunt Fern (My Mom) at Reunion.
Our first cousin, Ron Blume, will always hold a special place in our hearts. He and Melissa worked so diligently to provide the BEST family reunion ever in 2003 at their McKinney, TX home. It was truly the most wonderful time. My mother, Nellie Fern, is Ron's mother's youngest sister. Mom and Dad flew to McKinney TX from Indianapolis, IN and, as Ron expressed during the gathering, it could be the last time many of us would be together. Unfortunately, Ron was right. So many are gone since that time, but the memories live on. Ron provided all of us with DVDs and followed up when we returned home to be sure everyone had their momentos. Ron always went out of his way when he returned to Paris, illinois, to visit Mom and Dad in Indianapolis IN. They both loved him and so appreciated his kindness and concern. Ron's two sisters, Georganna & Karen, have always been equally thoughtful with visits, cards and calls. Wayne and Violet Blume, Ron's parents, are to be saluted for raising three fine children! We will miss you Ron but truly God has yet another superior angel. Oldest Daughter of Elson and Fern Clayton
Carolyn Sue Clayton McVicker, August 11, 2020
What a neat friend to have. He loved golf and we played golf a few times. He will be missed as a computer gek that you can have access to at almost any time. William T and Barbara L. Daughety, August 11, 2020 Melissa and Family - We at Fathom are saddened to hear the news, but we know too that our faith makes Ron's passing actually good news. He now has received the ultimate promotion we all strive for - to be with our Lord. Sure it will be sad for you all for a while. But know too that he's now back to being his smiling, happy self - not the body he's been filling the last few months. Remember the good times - and pray we are all together in the future - - JR, Josh and the Fathom Family J.R. Russell, August 11, 2020 Ron was a fun-loving happy boy who grew into a really good man. I know he and my brother, Gene are having a great time being together again. Linda Sunkel Chittick, August 11, 2020 I'm saddened to hear about Ron's passing. Thinking of Melissa and all the Blume's in this tremendous loss. Sending you lots of hugs and love during this time. Brad Blume, August 10, 2020 Melissa, So sorry to hear about your sweet Ron. He was such a wonderful Christian man; a real gentleman. It was a pleasure to get to know you both through decorating your home. May God give you peace & comfort during this time. Love & Sympathy to you & your family,
Karen Finny, August 10, 2020 I remember Ron's smile and laugh and being such a kind classmate. He was one of the good guys. He always showed respect and in turn received the respect he deserved. I consider it an honor to have known him., August 10, 2020 Geri Hall contacted me about the passing of Ron. We were all in single parents class at Prestonwood and watched our kids grow up. So surprised I never ran into Ron through the years at Prestonwood. We shared a special time in our lives and my heart reaches out to the boys and his bride of 30 years. God bless you and keep you close in such a difficult time. Elaine Walker Peter. And Tanya Elaine Peter, August 10, 2020 What a nice man! Years ago, our families were all in Single Parents class together. Most activities included our children, and we all had a great time. So many fond memories! Our condolences to his sweet wife and children! Geri, Brent, and Kellie Geri Thompson, August 10, 2020 I’ve known Ron since he was 5 years old. We went to preschool, elementary, middle school and high school together, often in the same classes. You rarely see someone who is so talented. He was a gifted athlete, played a mean trumpet and was a top student, with a focus on electronics, which he made his career. Moreover, he was nice. He treated everyone the same, regardless of who they were. His 30 years with Melissa were a wonderful time that he surely deserved. RIP Max Van Gilder Max Van Gilder, August 10, 2020 Dear Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss! I am praying for God's peace and strength for you! I have stood where you're standing! I know God's Grace will keep you! If you ever need to talk I am here Love, Bobie
Bobie Marshall , August 10, 2020 Melissa, So sorry we can’t be with you at the service. I know we will all miss our dear friend Ron. You two have been treasured friends for nearly 28 years. We know Ron is now healed and in the presence of our dear Lord Jesus. We will be reunited one day for eternity. Love you dearly and hope to see you soon. Billy and Donna Johnson, August 9, 2020 Prayers for peace Susan Brown, August 9, 2020