Ron’s Story

Site created on September 20, 2020

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. 

If you know us, you know Ron is the cook in the family. If you check on Planner you can help us with donations of food or take out from local restaurants. Ron will appreciate it greatly. I don't know why he didn't like my scrambled eggs this morning???

Ron Turbyfill, a Charlotte, NC to East Carolina boy, found himself in Rowan County when he married Kim Lee, a native Landis girl! They were married on May 26, 1979 and have had 40 wonderful years together. He found himself at West Rowan High School when South Rowan band director, Mr. Charles Driver, recommended Ron for the West Rowan band job. Ron says those were the best 15 years and the students and parents we met were wonderful, many becoming friends and family.

Ron left West for North Rowan Elementary and an Assistant Principal position.  After earning his Ph.D. from UNCG, his career moved rapidly. From principal of Sedgefield Elementary, to opening Southeast Middle, principal at South Rowan High, and finishing his career in RSS at Hanford Dole Elementary. After "retirement" he added an EC certification and worked at Nazareth Children's Home, Kannapolis City School Alternative High School, AL Brown High School, and is currently Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Rowan County.

Our greatest accomplishment is our two wonderful sons. Lee is married to Jenna and they live in Houston where Lee is an attorney with Ron's twin brother, Don. They have our first grandchild, Charlotte Fiona, who they are calling Lottie. Lane is the media coordinator at the new West Rowan Elementary School, with a BS in Information Science and a MA in Library Science.
More to come...

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kim Turbyfill

Sorry, I haven't updated recently! We are currently on Day #16 of our 30 day Radiation journey. Our appointments are very early and when we get home Ron rests for most of the day. He is extremely tired from these treatment, but we are very, very lucky that this seems to be the only side effect so far. We are still quarantining ourselves due to Covid. This makes doing things difficult and very lonely. I wish Ron could have visitors, but that is a Big NO NO right now.

Thanksgiving will be just us, maybe Lane if he feels great and has showered and scrubbed.  Dr. Dallas suggested this and wearing a face mask so he won't be contagious!!  Lane just loves having to go home and scrub before he comes to the house! Those of you that know Lane can see him rolling his eyes. But he always comes when I need him>

I just read this back and it really sounds whiny, so please forgive me! I am really thankful everything is progressing smoothly. And again, thank you to everyone for all the help and thoughts and prayers and FOOD!  They are keeping me going!!!

Love you all,


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