July 16, 1938 — Feb. 19, 2015 Ronald Eugene Earhart, 76, of Sparta, passed away on Feb. 19, 2015, at NHC Healthcare in Sparta. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Drippings Springs Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Mark Hall officiating. Burial will be in Dripping Springs Cemetery. Ronald was born on July 16, 1938, in Troy, Ohio, to Paul and Thelma Lowery Earhart. He served in the United States Navy and worked as an auctioneer and farmer. Ronald is survived by his sons, Barry Earhart (Verdie), Donald Earhart (Teresa), David Earhart (Marsha), Wesley Earhart, Rick Earhart and Josh Earhart; daughter, Amanda Earhart; grandchildren, Christina, Jessica, Nathaniel, Alicia, Hannah, Benjamin, Brett, Nicole, Todd and Phoenix; several great-grandchildren; brother, Craig Earhart; and sisters, Karen McMaken, Jeanne Elsass and Cheryl Earhart. He was preceded in death by his parents. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.