BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Ronald Paul Kaiser, 71, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital after an illness.
He was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of Paul and Louise Kaiser of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He served as an air traffic controller during the Korean War, then graduated from Arkansas State College in 1958.
In his early career, Kaiser was disc jockey on local radio stations. He also covered news, weather and sports on KFVS-TV in the 1960s. He then moved to Nashville and joined WLAC-TV as a weatherman. He also sang with the Nashville-based big band The Establishment.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nelda Anderson Kaiser; two daughters, Laurie Ellis of Brentwood, Kristen Allen of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Jeffrey Kaiser of Sarasota, Fla., Ryan Kaiser of Thompson Station, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Jack Williams and Bill Evans officiating. Burial will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens.