Ronald Wilfred St. Charles

On January 6, 2023, we lost one of the good guys, Ronald Wilfred St. Charles, 89, of Nashville, Tennessee.


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Ronald Wilfred St. Charles
1933-2023

On January 6, 2023, we lost one of the good guys, Ronald Wilfred St. Charles, 89, of Nashville, Tennessee.

Born in Goodells, Michigan, on July 31, 1933, Ron developed a love of dance, specifically tap, ultimately leading him to his permanent dance partner for 66 years – his wife, Janet St. Charles.

Besides dance, Ron was also an avid boater. Known as Captain Ron and rarely seen without his captain’s hat, he raced sailboats around Mackinac Island, MI and cruised Lake Erie with family and friends aboard his boat, The Saint Sea.

Ron spent 40 years in the television industry rising from a production assistant at WJRT in Flint, MI to Director of Programming & Operations at WUAB-TV in Cleveland, OH. He was inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle in 1997, honoring his contributions and accomplishments in the industry. Upon retirement, the St Charles’ moved to Ormond Beach, FL for 20 years and eventually settled near family in Spring Hill, TN in 2013.

Ron is survived by his sister Barbara McKinley (Milton), children Lori Butterfield (Mark), Robert St. Charles (Erin), and David St. Charles (Michelle), six grandchildren, and 2 great-granddaughters.

A Private family ceremony to honor Ron and his wife, Jan will take place later this year.