Ronald 'Diz' Disney

Posted Online: Jan. 20, 2013, 8:55 pm
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Ronald H. "Diz" Disney, 79, of Davenport, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Runge, Davenport. Burial is at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday.
He was born Aug. 14, 1933. He married Cassandra "Connie" Thomason Feb. 11, 1956.
Surviving are his wife; children, William, Robert, Davenport, and Susan Smith, Henderson, Nev.; siblings, Arthur, Tennessee, Patricia Wilson, Davenport, Janice Mohr, Rock Island, and Thelma Simpson, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.


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