Ronald Dean Vakoc

March 23, 1938 - April 30, 2023

03/23/1938 - 04/30/2023


Ronald Dean Vakoc, age 85, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Life Care Center of Hendersonville.  A native of Medford, Oregon, born on March 23, 1938, he was the son of the late Lucille Scow.


In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Vakoc, who passed away on October 24, 2022; and one daughter, Diane Heatherly.


An avid golfer, Ronald was part owner of F&R Auto in Hendersonville, and after 40 years, he retired in 2020.


Ronald is survived by three sons, Fred Vakoc (Vicki), Rod Vakoc (Tammy) and Brad Vakoc; and eight grandchildren, Tonya Reeves (Seth), Holly Tramil (Chris), Andrea Scott, Jennifer Ward (Jeff), Rodney Vakoc, Chris Vakoc (Lacie), Bradley Vakoc (Rayná), Victoria Vakoc and several great- grandchildren.


Entombment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville.



Notify of
4 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Cheri Lunsford
6 months ago

He was a good father in law. Stubborn but a good man. Thank you for all the memories. Love you Ron. You will be missed. Thank you for being a wonderful Grandfather and Greatfather to my kids and Grandkids.

Michael & Cheryl Justus
6 months ago

All the stories of Michael and Ron as they worked together to get parts for folks will live on forever and make us laugh. Ron was a good hardworking man. He will be missed.

Tonya Reeves
6 months ago

I love you Grandpa! You will be missed more than you will ever know! I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with you over the last several months!

Ronnie Godman
6 months ago

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, such a great guy. Thankful for some great memories of him giving me a hard time. Praying for all the family.
Ronnie and Bobbi