Ronald Lee Crist, 79, Indianapolis, formerly of Wabash, died at 6:40 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at St. Vincent Home Health in Indianapolis. He was born July 5, 1941, in Noblesville, to Harold and Florence (Cowley) Crist.
Ron was a 1960 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Sandra Kay (Miller) Hamilton in Wabash April 18, 1998. Ron was a machinist at Ford Meter Box 38 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the College Corner Brethren Church and attended the Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis. Ron enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, tinkering in the garage, traveling, and old cars. He lived in Indianapolis the past three years, coming from Wabash, where he lived most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Crist of Indianapolis; four sons: Rodney (Crissy) Crist of Wabash, Scott (Amy) Crist of Carmel; Jackson “J.D.” (Cindy) Hamilton and Christopher (Megan) Hamilton, both of Brownsburg; 11 grandchildren, and his sister, Beverly Sue (Buddy) Martz of Syracuse. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert “Earl” Crist.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 1, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Bill Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 12:30 -2 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.