Born on July 28, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan
Departed on August 15, 2021 in Melbourne, Florida
Ronald Roy McTaggart, Sr. – Ron, “Poppy”, 89, went to be with Jesus on August 15, 2021.
He was predeceased by his wife, Connie, of 60 years, and his son, Ronnie, Jr., who died at the age of 19.
He is survived by children – Jerry (Patti) McTaggart, Sandra (Kevin) Lewis, and Laura (Don) Cable; grandchildren – Adam (Erin) Wilborn, Travis Wilborn, Jessica (Nick) Rider, Lucas (Kristy) McTaggart, Chris Lewis, Bekah (Nikki) Gallon, Joshua Cable, Melinda Cable; great grandchildren – Evan Wilborn, Madison Wilborn, Hendrix Rider, Elsie Rider, Jackson McTaggart, Lucy McTaggart; and older brother – Wally McTaggart.
He was a resident of Melbourne since the age of 12. He graduated from Mel-Hi, class of 1950. He retired from Florida Power & Light as Customer Service Supervisor after 36 years. He was a Chaplain’s Assistant at the Brevard County Correctional Facility since 2001. He was a charter member of the Melbourne Municipal Band since 1966 where he played the baritone horn. He was an active member at Grace Baptist Church and a frequent worshipper at Heritage Baptist Church and First Baptist Melbourne.
. He was a resident in the Quail Run community where he led a weekly Bible Study.
He was a videographer and loved traveling with his family. He had a life-long love of sailing. He loved talking to others and telling them about His Savior, Jesus. He never met a stranger and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
A memorial Service will be held on October 11, 2021 at 11:00 am in the 1st Baptist Church Melbourne, 3301 Dairy Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904
Ron was such a huge part of Mel Hi and our Band! What a great family! I remember my Dad, Crom Hoskins, manager of The Florida Power & Light Co , always thought so much of him as well. He’s in a wonderful place now. RIP RON🙏
Jerry and Patti and Adam, Travis, Jessica and Luke and all your babies; what a legacy Poppy provided for you! Smile like he is in this picture and know God is with you always and is the only One that will never leave you! The Holley’s love your family immensely and our hearts grieve with yours over this great loss!
Till we meet again Ron, I can never forget the sweetest man who walked by my house every morning with a smile and a "good morning" Marie. As the coordinator of the Angel Aides in Quail Run, I always called on Ron to give the invocation at a service, which he was always willing to do.
I was totally unglued upon hearing of his passing, I thought he would be here forever, well as long as I was here. I know all our lives are in God's hands, I just wish He would have left Ron here a little bit longer.
Rest in arms of Jesus dear friend...you are missed.
We were lucky to count Ronnie a good friend of our family for many, many years. He was such a good guy -- always had a kind or cheerful word to spare for everyone. Just a good, decent man who made the world a better place. What more could anyone hope to be said of them after they're gone?
Sincere condolences to his family.
A Toast to our Friend and fellow FPL employee RON MCTAGGART !
Your Neighbors respected you
Trouble neglected you
The Angels protected you
The Lord has accepted you.
Ronnie and I played together in the Mel-High band in the late 40’s. We were fortunate to again play together for our Mel-High Band drill instructor Chick Catterton in the Melbourne Municipal Band.
Ronnie was a good man and I am fortunate to have called him my friend.
Mr. McTaggart was a very kind and gracious man. Always encouraged us to take time to “smell the roses”. My condolences to his family.
We considered Ron a very loyal and great friend. I have known Ron for some 60 years. He use to take my grandmother to church every Sunday. I worked with Ron for quite a few years at FPL. He always knew how to handle every situation with a smile and understanding. It was a genuine pleasure having Ron for a boss. Larry and I send our condolences to his loving family and everyone who knew Ron. He will be missed on earth; it will be a joyous day when we meet him in Heaven.
Ron and I played euphonium together in the Melbourne Municipal Band. We became good friends. He was a kind and gentle person who loved his family dearly. I will miss him .
I will miss my good friend. We have played in the Melbourne Municipal Band together since 1966. He was a wonderful friend and I loved our conversations. He had the greatest smile that made everyone happy.
Having known Ron for 55 years I was saddened to hear of his passing. Our condolences to his loving family. We will miss him.
Condolences to Ron’s family.
Ron was a dear friend and enjoyed having breakfast with him and other high school friends at Eddies Restaurant each month. He was always such a bright spot in the conversation with his wonderful outlook on life.
So sorry for your loss! You will see him again!❤️✝️