Born on April 16, 1951, in Richmond, Ind., Ron Paul, as everyone called him, enjoyed a diverse life that included growing up on a small farm, joining the Marines, and becoming a caving guide, law enforcement officer, professional portrait photographer as well as cable company's start-up supervisor.
Yet he is most known for his exploits as a fast draw artist along with one of the area's most popular and knowledgeable gunsmiths. Having helped found the local Buckeye Rangers Fast Draw Club, Ron Paul also went on to claim no fewer that 100 fast draw titles along with 80 fast draw records. He served as the head of the annual North Coast Championships, held each Labor Day weekend at the Marine Corps League's Gunny's Hall in Mentor.
Ron paul similarly formed a defensive shooting program that was held twice a week at Atwells' Police and Fire Equipment Company in Painesville, where the programs participants would take aim at targets and conduct real-life defensive shooting drills cooked up by the engaging shooting expert.
Ron paul is survived by his daughter, April Ribino Duning and a grandson.
His ashes will be taken to Indian and buried with his mother.
A memorial tribute to Ron Paul will be from 2 to 8p,. December 8, 2012 at the Marine Corps League's Gunny Hall in Mentor.