Ronnie Royce Richardson "Rockin R" age 55 went home to his Heavenly Father Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Odessa, Texas. Ronnie Royce was born to Virginia "Sissy" Richardson and Alton Richardson on December 13, 1961 in Big Springs, Texas.
He grew up in Odessa, raised by Bob and Sissy McClure and graduated from Odessa High School in 1980. He received a rodeo scholarship at Cisco College after his interest in roping. Ronnie Royce the "heeler" and his partner Gary Don McCain the "header won the USTRC West Texas Championships in 1998 and was featured on the cover of the Super Looper in 2000 for winning the USTRC North Texas Championship. After a back injury, Ronnie pursued a career as a salesman in the oil industry and started his own company, Rockin' R Gas Works in Granbury, Texas. He later sold his business and moved back home to Odessa, Texas.
Ronnie was a loving son to his surviving parents, Virginia "Sissy" McClure and Bob McClure, brother to Rhonda Krogh, father to daughters Candis "Kandy" Richardson, Amanda Gay Renfro and husband Jaret Renfro of Odessa, son Bryton Royce Richardson of Odessa and proud granddaddy to Nolan Anthony Marra (5) and Hope Emberleigh Marra (3) who thought the world of him. He is survived by wife Karolinda Cherry Richardson of Arlington, Texas.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his father Alton Richardson, paternal grandparents E.R. Richardson and Dee Scarborough and maternal grandparents Leo Smith and Birdie Smith and brother-in-law John Krogh.
Ronnie enjoyed many things in life; hunting, fishing, golf, roping but most of all he enjoyed time with his family and friends. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He never met a stranger and enjoyed life to the fullest. His love and laughter was contagious and will be missed forever.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Texas. A Funeral service celebrating Ronnie's life will be held Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Crossroads Fellowship officiated by Minister Trey Johnson, Graveside services to follow.
Pallbearers: Close friends Gary Don McCain, Bruce McClendon, Tony Hooper, Tommy Pettit, Donnie Wilson, Johnny Morgan and Thomas Taylor. Honorary pallbearers: Johnny Kidd, Kenny Black, Rocky Anderson, Danny Otwell and Gary Bob Otwell.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com
Thank you for all of your love and support.
Hey stepdad or as i can say real dad cause you were the only father figure in my life ronnie royce me and you have been through so much so many guy things we would do that will always be kept secret with me i never liked a man for my mom till she met you you gave us everything and would do anything to make someone happy i just wish i could just talk to you one more time man i love you and this is the most terrible feeings but i know your looking down smiling on all of us your spirit will never leave me and you will always walk by my side i can go on and on and on about funny things you would tell me about girls and just dad stuff we had the most fun in the world when your family would come down to our old house it was just a journey with you and ill never ever forget it and i know you will see this here in a little bit and its going to brighten up that smile of yours miss u pack mule haha prayers to all family and friends love you ronnie royce!!
Corey taylorArlington, TX
God bless your family at this time. I hope to see all our Broncos in heaven one day. OHS 72
Debbie GregstonStephenville, TX
Sissy and family,so sorry for the loss of your precious son.all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you at this difficult time
Ann taylorkermit, TX
Go rest high on that mountain Ronnie.
Prayers and deepest condolences to your family.
John and Melanie Patterson
Joe and Judy Taylor
John PattersonOdessa, TX
I haven't seen Ronnie in a long time but always remember him as a real gentleman. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed.
Bobby HillOdessa, TX
I have known Ronnie for many years, so sad to hear of your loss. He was a loving and caring person. Prayers to the family, he will be greatly missed.
Vonda FreemanOdessa, TX
Love ya Brother, RIP
Bruce and Bunny HarrisMidland, TX
Eddie HarrisJohnson City, TX
Ronnie was always smiling and he will be missed by many. Sending my prayers and thoughts to your family.
Becky Hicks LucasOdessa,
Love and prayers for your family.
Danny and Sue ClantonGolden, MO
Ronda and Ginger and all of Ronnie's family, we are so saddened by the death of our cousin .We are praying for all of you and we love you all. Marie Skinners Clanton and the children of Gerald Clanton
Karen Clanton VallesLiberal, KS
Ginger, Bob, Rhonda, Amanda and Kandy -I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ronnie was larger than life and I know he will be so missed by everyone. Love you.
Zinnia ClantonConway, AR