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Ronald Ray Ron Cyrus
and Ruth Ann Casto

Ronald Ray Ron Cyrus and Granddaughter, Miley Cyrus
Ronald Ray Ron Cyrus b 10 Jul 1935 Flatwoods, Greenup Co KY d 28 Feb 2006 Lexington KY; of lung cancer; buried Cyrus Family Cemetery, Louisa, KY; s/o Eldon Lindsey Cyrus and Verlina Adline Hay. Ronald Ray Ron Cyrus m. 1952 to Ruth Ann Casto b 14 May 1937 Greenup Co KY; d/o William Clayton Casto and Mary Guila Boggs. Children of Ronald Ray Ron Cyrus and Ruth Ann Casto;

1. Kevin Cyrus

2. Billy Ray Cyrus b 25 Aug 1961 Flatwoods, Greenup Co KY; m. 28 Dec 1992 to Letisha Tish Finley b abt 1867. Billy Ray Cyrus m. 1986 to (1) Cindy Smith. Billy Ray Cyrus m. Kristen Luckey. Kristen Luckey m. (1) to Baxter Neal Helson.

3. Cherie Cyrus

4. Angie Marie Cyrus


Source: Ronald Ray "Ron" Cyrus (July 10, 1935 February 28, 2006) was a Democratic politician and public servant in Greenup County, Kentucky. He was the father of American country music singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and the paternal grandfather of Miley Cyrus and Noah Cyrus. Cyrus was born in Flatwoods Kentucky, elected a maember of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Kentucky's 98th Legislative District, which encompasses Greenup County, in 1975. He was elected to 11 consecutive terms, serving a total of 21 years until he retired from office in 1996.

Cyrus served as executive secretary and treasurer of the Kentucky AFL-CIO from 1984 to 1986 and was employed as a rigger with Armco Steel Ashland Works. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He served as regional represnetative with Alan Greenspan of the Federal Reserve Board. Cyrus was a former member of the singing quartet called the Crownsmen Quartet a gospel quartet. He was a former Little League baseball coach and was also a member of Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association. Cyrus served in the United States Air Force in Japan. He served as founding Chairman of the Board of the "Billy Ray Cyrus Charities Foundation" and was a devoted member of Big Woods Community Church in Wellington, Kentucky.

Cyrus was 70 years old when he died on February 28, 2006, after battling lung cancer. He is interred in the Cyrus Family Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky. The song "I Miss You" by Cyrus' granddaughter Miley was written for him and was featured on her 2007 album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The song "Hey Daddy" by Cyrus' son Billy Ray Cyrus is also dedicated to him, on the album Wanna Be Your Joe. Billy Ray sang this song to Cyrus, the night before his death. In honour of Cyrus, his granddaughter, Miley chose to act as "Ronnie" for her character in the 2010 film The Last Song. She also changed her middle name from "Hope" to "Ray" in Cyrus' honor. A chapter of Miley's autobiography "Miles to Go" is also dedicated to Cyrus.


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