Ronald Ron D. Storer, age 63, went to be with Jesus September 24, 2013. Born October 22, 1949 in Dayton, OH, Ron was adopted by Melvin and Martha Storer of Xenia, OH. He was the beloved husband of Rhonda L. Storer. An outstanding and gifted vocalist, Ron devoted most of his life to his love of worship. Ron's remarkable solo voice was requested countless times for weddings, funerals and evangelistic endeavors. He was the Minister of Music for Atlanta First Nazarene, Lilburn First Baptist, as well as Atkinson Road Baptist Church, covering 25 years in service to the Lord. Since 1998, Ron and Rhonda have operated Storer Classic Design, providing exceptional home remodeling and design expertise for their numerous clients - many who have become some of their most cherished friends. Known as a superb airplane craftsman, Ron was an avid participant both as a builder and flyer of large scale radio controlled airplanes. He enjoyed a great passion for motorcycling. Those who knew him well have been marked by his witty humor, humility, and sweet Christ-like spirit. He is preceded in death by his father, Melvin and father-in-law, Ronald R. Brannon. Ron is survived by Rhonda, his wife of 28 years, two step-children, Shane Lewis and Corie Matt Weathers; two children, Andrew and Breland Leblanc; three grandchildren, Brooks Lewis, Aidan and Jackson Weathers. He is also survived by his mother Martha Storer; his sister Joy; and brother, Steve Ehlinger. Additional family members include Rosalee Brannon, Rod Mary Brannon and Randall Twila Brannon. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts can be made to the Ronald Storer Memorial Fund, c/o any Brand Bank location. Visitation will be Saturday, September 28th from 4-7pm and a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, September 29th at 3pm at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. I am still in shock with the news, but want Rhonda and the family to know of my deep concerns, thoughts, and prayers for them. I certainly relish the time I spent at Atkinson Road Baptist Church and singing in the choir and playing in the praise band. Ron Storer was a true talent and leader. He will be missed on many fronts. Praise God for his dedicated life!

  2. Lon and I send our condolences to Ron’s entire family. Although we have only known him for a short time, he made a lasting impact. Such a hard worker and a Godly sweet man. Ours prayers are with you all.

  3. We are praying for your family during this difficult time. So sad and it makes me want to get the ladies ensemble together again to sing. Ron was a man of GOD and we know he is singing in Heaven’s choir right now!

  4. Dear Rhonda – words cannot express my sadness for you. Ron was such a special man and loved by so many. I know your heart is breaking, but you, too, have so many that love you. I’m holding you close to my heart.

  5. A great neighbor and friend that would do anything for you!!! I’m so thankful that we saw you last weekend with that warm smile and big hug!!!! Rhonda, please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are here for you!!!!
    The Jascombs

  6. RHONDA,

    My dear friend, I am sooooo sorry to hear about Ron. We are all in shock! Please know you are being lifted up by so many! Love you!!

    Nita Tisdale

  7. Rhonda and family: Our prayers are with you all. Rhonda, we love you and ask God to give you a blanket of peace during this time.

    Clark & Denise

  8. Rhonda: I am sorry for your huge loss. There are no words that really help at this time but I trust that the Lord will be there holding you up today and everyday ahead. Toni

  9. Rhonda and Family.. We are both sadden by the news of Ron’s passing and hope you find comfort in knowing he is in God’s hands. Ron was the nicest and most gentle-hearted man I have ever met…He will be missed by all.

  10. Rhonda, I am so sorry for the unexpected passing of Ron. I want you to know that I have you and the family in my thoughts and prayers and pray that God may embrace and bless you all during this difficult time.

  11. Rhonda and family,
    I know the word “shock” can not begin to describe your emotions right now. Know that I am praying the 23rd Psalms over your family. Although I was a teenager when I worked with Ron at ARBC, I really looked up to him as a man of God determined to serve God no matter the obsticles. Now, as an adult that has experienced similar obsticles to him, I respect him all the more. Ron will be missed greatly but his legacy will continue in all of us “youngins” that he inspired to use our gifts and talents for the Lord. One of the first solos Ron got me to sing at church was “Father’s Eyes”. In reflection, Ron defintely was a man that had his “Fathers” eyes.

  12. I had known Ron only about a year but it didn’t take long to realize what a loving and caring man he was. We are going to miss him very much. Rhonda please accept my condolences and feel free to call on me for anything at all.
    Charlene

  13. What a joy to have known, associated with, and having been a part of Ron’s life and ministry. We are better people for having rubbed shoulders with Ron and Rhonda. Our prayers for the family.

  14. What a joy to have known, associated with, and having been a part of Ron’s life and ministry. We are better people for having rubbed shoulders with Ron and Rhonda. Our prayers for the family.

  15. Rhonda, Thinking of you right now. How I wish I could be there with you but I can be here FOR you. Praying that God will give you comfort and strength. You have endured such heartache the past year. Please know that our family is praying for you. Love you much!

  16. It was a privilege to sing under Ron’s direction in choir at ARBC. I’ll never forget the silly faces and gestures he would use to get us to remember the next word or phrase! I cherish the memories of those days and will remember Ron as a kind and gentle man, a gifted singer and a loving husband. Our prayers are with you, Rhonda.
    Terry and Larry Miller

  17. Rhonda and family: When I heard the news I couldn’t believe your loss. So many good people have left us recently, the only good thing about that is they are in Heaven. I am so very sorry for your loss, I just can’t imagine how you feel or what you are going through. Please know that you, your kids and all of your family are in my prayers. JoEtta Zabel

  18. Rhonda,please know my deepest thoughts and most heartfelt prayers envelope both you and your family in this great loss of such a wonderful man . May The Lord Jesus Christ surround all of you in his healing power.

  19. May the God of all comfort, comfort your hearts at this time. May His peace surround and enfold you and His grace strengthen and keep you in His love.

  20. Rhonda – We are heartbroken for you in your loss of such a wonderful partner in life. Ron was a gentleman and a gentle man. We are so very grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time talking and laughing with Ron and yourself. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Rhonda,
    We are so sorry to hear about Ron. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    We still love and remember you well.
    RW

  22. Dearest Rhonda and Family,
    We are sad to learn of losing Ron. What a wonderful man. We will miss him. We will have you and your family in our prayers. What an honor it was to have known him and have him in our lives.
    Love and hugs.

  23. To Dear and Sweet Rhonda & the Storer Family. Our hearts and prayers go out to you & your Family. Ron’s warm and kind personality is what made him loved by so many. Ron had so much to offer here on Earth but God must have needed him sooner; another Angel in Heaven to sing his praises.

    Please call on us if we can help you in any way.

    Love & Prayers, The Beck Family – Lori, Doug, Chris & Danielle

  24. Ron was a fantastic gentleman, always quick with a kind word and any necessary help. I will certainly miss him at the various model airplane events that we had attended.

    God speed Ron – you’re flying with the best of ’em now.

  25. Rhonda and Rosalee, I am so sorry for your loss. Only the Lord can get us through these times. I am praying for God’s strength and comfort for all of you. Psalm 34:18

  26. Ron you were a great friend and inspiration. I enjoyed talking to you at all of the contests we competed against each other. Going to miss you.

  27. So glad that we reconnected with Ron via Facebook last year after not being in touch for so long. What a blessing it was to spend time in Xenia with him last month, and to meet you and your mom. Just imagine the celebration there must have been when Ron walked through those pearly gates. Such a good man! We’ll be holding you close in thought and prayer, Rhonda, as you get through this very difficult time. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and may you sense His presence, every step of the way.

  28. Rhonda and family I was sorely shocked this a.m, when I saw his obit in the paper. I loved the times we spent together at Atkinson Rd. and loved playing for him. He was one talented guy. Love to you and your family.

  29. We will miss Ron. He was a gentle soul with a ready laugh. We’ll miss him on our rides with the motorcycle.
    Rest in Peace Ron. Heaven’s gain is our loss.

  30. What a joy it was to have known Ron since 1980 when I first sang in his choir. So glad that we became friends. Glad that he and Gerald also became friends.So thankful to have known him. He was such a beautiful man -always gentle and kind. He was far more talented than he ever acknowledged-a singer’s singer, phenomenal director, skilled craftsman but more than that he was caring and considerate-always striving to please others. We will cherish the good times we had often over pizza, laughing ,talking, sharing the good times and the ones that we struggled through. Rest in peace dear friend. God bless your memory and God hold Rhonda especially near as she goes through the days ahead.
    Linda and Gerald

  31. My Dearest Rhonda..Words cannot express my heartfelt sadness for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Ron was a wonderful man and although I may not have known him as well as some I knew what a great person he was as I know the same of you. I am sorry I cannot be there but please do not hesitate to reach out to me for anything I can do
    as you move forward. Continued thoughts and prayers your way. You are loved

  32. Rhonda, As so many have said, I am still in a state of shock. I have so many memories to cherish and learned much from Ron during our years at ARBC. Ron was a great friend to me during the time I lost my brother. He was a person who listened when I needed to talk and/or cry. I will also never forget his support and guidance in singing. He was a great person and will be
    truly missed. It has been a joy catching up
    with the two of you in one of our favorite restaurants lately. I love you and can be available to you as needed.

  33. Dear Rhonda! we were so sorry to hear about Ron. Our hearts are heavy for you and your family. Please know we are praying to the Perfect Sympathizer that you may receive comfort and peace. When we moved South and went to LFBC Ron made us feel so welcome and welcomed us into choir. When we heard him sing our hearts were drawn to worship. We know God has called your best friend home and he now is singing with the angels before our dear Savior. You and Ron have been such friends to our son Jeff and to Beth and the Harper’s. Know we all will continue to pray for you. Much love dear one. Dale and Ginny Thomas

  34. To Ron’s family and friends, I will miss Ron’s gentle nature and warm smile. I have fond memories flying IMAC with him. May the Lord be with you. Looking forward to seeing him again on the other side.

  35. Rhonda- So very sorry to learn about Ron- He was like a son to me- was in our home so much growing up with his cousins- We all loved him so much.Mark & Judy have gone on as he has- I am looking foward to seeing them one day- Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time- God’s love will help
    and comfort you. Earlene Storer- Ron’s Aunt

  36. Rhonda,
    Jim and I are so sorry to hear about Ron. We will remember him as being a caring and Godly man, a splendid craftsman, and our friend. May God give you much comfort and peace at this difficult time.
    In deepest Sympathy,
    Louise and Jim Holcombe

  37. Rhonda, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I never met Ron but he was a very special person to have won your heart. You and your family are in our prayers.

  38. Dear Rhonda,
    Both Jeanne and I offer our most sincere condolences on the passing of Ron. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and our prayers at this solemn time… May God Bless you.

  39. The last time I saw Ron I was one …. I spent the last 42 years struggling with the thought of should I contact him or not , just a few years ago I found my half brothers Breland and drew, and it was a very exciting journey , on sept 24th I finally got the courage to message Ron a picture and message on Facebook , I’m really sorry I waited so long . RIP Ron .

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