Ronald Dean Rider the son of Sam and Polly (Leach) Rider was born November 7, 1957, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and departed this life on November 7, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 62 years of age.
Ronald loved life, and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved being outdoors whether he was on Lake Tenkiller fishing or enjoying fellowship at a PowWow. He was a regular at the annual Strawberry Festival and tried to make many traditions and memories with his family. He enjoyed watching wrestling and OU Football. Ronald was very proud of his Indian Heritage and tried to instill his values into his children and grandchildren. His family meant the most to him, and he loved them with all of his heart. Ronald touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Kenneth Rider, Sam Rider Jr., and Julius Dan Rider; and his sister Margaret Welty.
He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife Katherine Rider of the home; his children Ron Rider Jr. of Tulsa, Wynema Hamilton of Stillwater, Edward Pratt of Stillwater, Rhonda Rider of Oklahoma City and Samuel Rider of Stillwater; his sister Theresa Rider of Vian, Sally Shell of Gore, Richard Rider of Welch, Joann Rider of Tulsa and Evelyn Rider of Skiatook; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him.
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