Chattanooga lost a valuable community member and leader this week. I had the privilege of serving with Ron on the Erlanger Board of Trustees. In addition to being a very competent, strong, and thoughtful leader of the Board, I found him to be the ultimate gentleman. He always conducted himself in a quiet and dignified manner, even during a tumultuous time of change. He was a gentle giant in every sense of the word. He had a very successful career as an electrical engineer at TVA, was always involved in the communities where he lived, and was a leader in his church. In addition, he and his wife, Sharon, raised a family to be proud of.
Chattanooga and Erlanger Hospital are the better for having leaders like Ron Loving. We could all learn from his example.
Godspeed, Ron. Our community is better because of you and we thank you. You will be missed.
Phyllis E. Miller, MD