Services for Ronald Joe "Ron" Jared will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at East Cross United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Chad Perceful officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Allen Cemetery, Allen.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.
Ronald Joe Jared was born March 29, 1941, in Ada. He was the son of Howard and Bonnie Jared of Allen. After suffering a stroke on Thanksgiving night, Ron passed away at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Ron was 71 years old and resided in Bartlesville.
Ron attended Allen Public Schools and was active in the marching band and the football team. After high school, Ron attended East Central University in Ada. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in instrumental music and a master's degree in counseling. He later received principal and superintendent certifications from the University of Oklahoma. Ron also was a member of the Oklahoma National Guard for 15 years.
Ron married Linda Kay Walker on Jan. 31, 1964, in Allen. They established their family home in Maud, where he was high school band director. They moved to Wynnewood, spending 13 years, where Ron served as band director, counselor and middle school principal.
In 1977 Ron and Kay, with daughter Rachel, moved to Bartlesville, where Ron began work at Jared Homes. Ron was also involved in real estate before returning to education as assistant high school principal at Bartlesville Public Schools and then mid-high principal for 10 years.
Following his retirement from Bartlesville, Ron was hired as assistant superintendent for the public schools in Fayetteville, Ark., serving for five years. Returning to Oklahoma, Ron worked for one year as Bartlesville Schools assistant superintendent and filled in as a high school counselor. In 2001, Ron, his brother Roger and sister Phyllis established Jared’s Frozen Custard, where Ron had great fun interacting with employees and customers.