WILSON, RONNEY LEE- Ronney L Wilson passed away on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, at the age of 58 at his home in Roswell.
Viewing from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, May 7, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery with Chaplin Tim Arlett officiating.
Ronney was born in Roswell on January 13, 1960 to Lorine and James Wilson. He graduated from Goddard High School in 1978. Ronney loved to play football, basketball and high jumped while in school. He even held the high jump record at Berrendo Middle School for many years. He loved the game of football, although nobody ever wanted to play against him because they didn’t want to be tackled by him. On November 7th, 1981, Ronney married Marcie Hughes. 2 ½ months later, their life was turned upside down when Ronney was injured while working in the oil fields. At the young age of 22, Ronney had to learn how to live the rest of his life from a wheelchair. However, he did not let being in a chair stop him from living that life – he loved to go hunting, fishing, and camping. He did taxidermy for many years and enjoyed raising game roosters. Ronney loved having a garden and made homemade salsa. You never knew what kind of critter you would find when you went to visit Ronney. He raised all kinds of God’s creatures, from goats and sheep to macaw parrots. He always enjoyed watching re-runs of old westerns like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Little House on the Prairie, and he looked forward to watching the Little League World Series every year. He also loved listening to music, especially classic rock and roll and old country music. Many great memories were made going to concerts with his family and friends. He had true grit, and no quit – he was an inspiration for humanity.
Ronney is survived by his wife Marcie Wilson and their son Sawyer Wilson, as well as one sister, Linda Weldon, and multiple nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother James E Wilson, and sister Ruby Beeman.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Schrimsher, Joel Joyce, Shane Kennett, Sawyer Wilson, Marc Woods, and Kevin Gallagher, with honorary pallbearers Chase Rich and Xander Woods.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations towards The Lymphoma Research Foundation, 8800 Venice Blvd # 207, Los Angeles, CA 90034 or the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, 1630 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Our family was so saddened to hear of the passing of Ronney. It’s heart breaking to see loving families experience such sorrow. May fond memories lift you during your sad times. Our family found the ‘why’ as well as encouraging information at jw .org. (Search: loss of loved one video) during our recent loss and we are sure you will too. May God bless you with guidance and comfort in the days to come.
Sosa Family, NM
God bless u Ron from Jeremy Bucky yvette Arsenia u were such a nice and caring man say high to my pops ((johnny Virgil Johnson )Marcie u are God sent thank u for being so great to my family love u all
To Ronnie's family, I send my regard. I played little league baseball with Ronnie and high school basketball at Goddard. He was a great guy and was my friend. I am praying for his entire family during this difficult time. God Bless Ronnie, you were my hero.
Dr. Michael LacerFountain Inn, SC
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. You and Sawyer will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Janie DaviesRoswell, NM
Marcie, Sawyer and the rest of the family. Our hearts goes out to you and your entire family. God has blessed Ronney's soul without a doubt. I am grateful for having known Ronney!
Love and blessing to you all,
Robert and Margaret
Robert Wayne and Margaret MaysRuidoso, NM
Goodbye, Uncle Ronney.
I pray that some day we'll be able to walk the streets of Heaven together.
Scott KennettLong Beach, MS
Donna BowlenRoswell, NM
Goodby old friend thanks for the good times shared. I know your running like the wind once more and throwing tuchdowns in heaven. God bless all your family and friends with peace and comfort. See you there or up in the air.
Denny GumforyRoswell, New Mexico, NM