- 53 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 10, 1962
- Date of passing: Dec 27, 2015
|Let the memory of Ronnie be with us forever|
Ronald Ellis "Ronnie" Gray, of Dixon, was born on April 10, 1962, in Waynesville, a son of Harry Ellis and Wanda Sue (Campbell) Gray and departed this life on Sunday, December 27, 2015, near Dixon on Creek Road. Ronnie had attained the age of 53 years, 8 months and 17 days. Ronnie was a United States Army veteran having served active duty from November of 1983 until November 1985 and then served may years with the United States Army Reserves, retiring in 2008.He had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and followed his Lord in baptism on April 23, 1995 and at the time of his passing was a member of the First Christian Church of Dixon. Ronnie was employed at the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital in supply and maintenance. He enjoyed cars, boats, anything with a motor and was known for being a great story teller. Those left to mourn the passing of Ronnie include: one son, Aaron Michael Gray, Owensville; his parents, Harry and Wanda Gray, Dixon; four brothers, John Gray, Dixon; Donnie Gray and his wife, Sheri, Aviano, Italy; John Michael McGovern and his wife, Beverly and Jared Jenkins and his wife, Rebecca, all of Windsor; a sister, Tammy Hurst, Eldon; uncles; aunts; nephews; nieces; and many other relatives and friends. Ronnie was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Sue Gray on April 24, 1961 and his companion, Sandy Tilley on December 27, 2015.
"My uncle Ronnie was a joy to be around. He always knew how to make a person smile or light up a room with one of his many stories. I miss him so much! I am so glad for all the times we got to spend together even if he drove me crazy. I love you uncle Ronnie. Dont have to much fun without us!"
"The last words he said to me as he was going home from a great Christmas celebration was -- 'I love you, Mom'"
"Ronnie was also known as 'Greyhound' on the ball teams and at school for he could run like the wind."
"“There is going to be a resurrection......” (Acts 24:15) The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. May Jehovah the God of all comfort comfort the Gray family and friends.You are in my prayers."
"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be
Love mom and dad"
"Ronnie was always my "big Boy" with big ideas. Now there is a big hole in my heart, I loved him so. He truly was a bundle of joy.
The last words he said to me as he was going home from a great Christmas celebration was "I love you mom" and I said to him "I'll see you soon, son"
Love always mom"
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