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Ronald Ray McCall

Ronald Ray McCall, 61, passed away June 21, 2018. Ron was born to parents Howard and Lois Jean Smith McCall of Topeka, KS. He graduated from Topeka High School. Ron grew up in the electrical industry sorting nuts and bolts as a child in his father’s shop, McCall Electric. He was a Journeyman Electrician and worked at several industrial sites and companies. He worked for Huxtable Associates, which merged into the P1 Group in Lawrence, KS 26+ years. He was a senior project manager. 

Ron’s favorite past times were hunting morel mushrooms, camping and hiking with family. He loved being in the stewart of “Cedar Place, Laurie Lane, and McCall Crossing” maintaining trails through the woods. He also loved bartering and trading services. 

Ron is survived by his brother Larry, wife Laura Grimshaw McCall and four children, Sarah Nocktonick and husband Abe Alvarez- Tostado, Sam and wife Jody, David and wife Hannah and Daniel McCall. His three granddaughters, Meira, Carina, and Ande gave him pure joy. 

Ron was not a religious man, but lived and believed in kindness, fairness, loyalty, generosity, equality and helping others. His spirit made this world a better place. 

A memorial service will be held June 27, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 at the Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania, Lawrence KS. Donations may be sent to the Douglas County Visiting Nurse Association, The Nation Park Foundation or Kansas Public Television of KC. 



Posted in Obituaries | on Friday, Jun. 22nd 2018 | 21 Comments »

21 Comments on “Ronald Ray McCall”

  1. Kelly Garrison Says:

    Laura and family – Ron was a great man and neighbor. I know Ron is no longer, in pain and you all of you are thankful for this. Our deepest sympathy and most heart-felt prayers for all of you, now and in the coming weeks, months, and years.

  2. Jody Hickert Says:

    Laura and family,
    Sending thoughts of healing and comfort. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Margaret Townsend Says:

    Laura,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Ron. I only met him the one time the Hillcrest group had dinner at your house but he was a lively personality and very friendly to all of us. I hope your memory of all of the good times you had together will help to heal your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

    Margaret Townsend

  4. AJ Thomas Says:

    Laurie, Unable to console you for the inconsolable, I wish you a strong heart to move forward and take Ron’s goodness with you on your journey. AJ

  5. Mike George Says:

    I am really saddened to know of Ron’s passing. We were friends since the day he began working as an apprentice electrician, and his contributions to the electrical industry in this area were very impressive. But more importantly, he was a truly nice man and good friend, always helping others and being a good example to fellow workers and associates. Although he and I were not able to stay in touch in later years, I can truly say that we remained friends for over 40 years. My condolences to all of his family members, and especially Laura.

  6. Beverly Falley Says:

    I’m just so saddened by this and your ordeal over the past few months. I know he will be terribly missed. Please know I am thinking of you and I will keep in touch.

  7. Tanya Y. McCall-Cramer Says:

    My condolences being sent to the entire McCall family. Memories and love live on in our hearts. Love, Tanya

  8. Dan Coester Says:

    Diane and I are so sad to hear about Ron’s passing. He was a really good man. I used to see him occasionally when he would come through the museum. It was always good to catch up on what the family was doing. Diane and I will always remember the boys in daycare. I’m sure we could come up with some embarrassing stories about all 3 of them. We will try to see you at the memorial. Diane’s mom passed on the 22 and the services are on the 26th. Again, so sorry to hear about Ron. Please take care of yourselves.

  9. Bob Morgan Says:

    I respected Ron for his abilities as an electrician, and especially his people skills as a Project Manager, and Man Power Supervisor at Huxtable/P1. A good friend, and great boss. My life is enriched in so many ways for having know him. Thanks Man.

  10. Marilyn Rose Says:

    I came to Huxtable & Assoc. in 1997 as a billing clerk.
    Ron was my first Project Manager to work with.
    I loved bantering with him over billings. He will always be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers for Laura and the family.

  11. Ryan Courtney Says:

    Ron was always a great person to speak with and always had great insights about the electrical industry and life in general. I am fortunate to have know him and worked with him. You will be missed, Ron.

  12. Ron McNabb Says:

    This news comes with great sadness. Ron and I worked together on several projects over the years. Due to our name placement on the email list, we were always receiving each other’s emails. We’d forward and sometimes get quite a laugh. He leaves a huge hole in P1, and in me. I can not begin to understand the sadness his family must feel. He has left us all too soon. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

    Ron McNabb

  13. Sean Marconette Says:

    Ron’s passing is a great loss. I had the opportunity to work with Ron for the past 27 years. I had the utmost respect for his knowledge in the electrical industry, and his electrical troubleshooting skills were something that few have, and an easy going good person. He would always go out of his way to stop by and say hi when passing through the Lenexa office. My thoughts and prayers to all family and friends.

    Sean Marconette

  14. Patty Flory-Evans Says:

    Laura and family, my heart hurts for you. I know his presence will be missed. Take time to remember all the wonderful times you experienced.

  15. Bonnie Brown Says:

    Laura, Sarah, Sam, Dave & Daniel (and families),
    Our deepest condolences.

    Ron was a great man, a great dad, a great friend, and was loved and respected by all of us.

    We love you ♥,
    Bonnie, Scott and the MN Brown’s.

  16. Barb Kessler Says:

    Dear Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. You have been so strong through this ordeal. You are supported and loved by so many. Let us know how we can help you.

  17. Fred Mundell Says:

    My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Ron in this sad time. Ron was a great man and I will miss working with Ron but more will miss him as a great person.

  18. Emily Barber Says:

    When I started with Huxtable, Ron was one of the first to befriend me. We continued our bond of music, being outdoors and sharing stories of our Families over the next twelve years. He was an inspiration on living life and a wonderful Project Manager to work with. He will forever hold a place in my heart.
    To all of his loved ones, I wish you peace.

  19. Chris Weiter Says:

    Ron was one of those persons I met back in the junior high days stomping around Washburn campus. Despite never going to school together our circle of friends allowed me to share some very good times and memories. As the years past we kept up thru friends occasionally meeting each other waiting in line for lunch. He will be missed and my deepest sympathy to all his family. Chris

  20. Nate Williams Says:

    I was saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Even though his body is no longer with us, his spirit and memories live on in each of us. I am fortunate enough to have met Ron and had the pleasure of working with him for the past 20 years. I will miss his friendly banter and sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers for Laura, the kids, grandkids, and extended family. We lost a good one.

  21. Jeanne Roberts Says:

    Laura and Family,
    Bob and I are so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. We wish you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

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