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Ronald "Ronnie" Self

August 2, 1949 — January 25, 2021


Ronald “Ronnie” Edward Self, 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 25, 2021, after a brief illness.

Ronnie was born August 2, 1949 to Bill and Edna (Duke) Self. He married his high school sweetheart, Ann Gilliam, on December 6, 1969, and they were married for 51 years. He was co-owner of J-Hobbs Machine in Midland, TX, and retired in 2010.

Ronnie was loved by all that knew him; he had a huge smile and an infectious laugh, with a tender heart for people. He was a natural-born storyteller, lengthy and detailed, which included facial expressions and sound effects.  These stories were usually told around a fire with a cocktail in hand and Johnny Rodriguez playing in the background. Ronnie had many loves which included his family, friends, and his lap dog, Judah Ben Hur.  He loved to hunt, fish, golf, play the slot machines in Las Vegas, and drag racing.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Ann Self; daughter, Cindy Self of Odessa, TX; and son, Andy Self and wife Landry of Southlake, TX, grandchildren: Noah Nuñez, Chloe Heap, Emma Self, Davin Maney, and Davis Self; brother, Kenneth Self and wife Alecia; brother-in-law, Doug “Butch” Gilliam and his wife Carrie, and brother-in-law, Fred Roberson. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of life-long friends.

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all that bent the knee for Ronnie during this illness and all the other long hospital stays he endured. Special Thanks for the many nurses and doctors that cared for him along the way.
God is Good!

Our grandchildren were unable to see their Pappaw before he passed so they have given one word to describe their beloved Pappaw.
Noah: “Cerebral” (Inside Joke w/ Pappaw)
Chloe: Humble
Emma: Strong-willed
Davin: Caring
Davis: His “look alike” is only two so ...
We have decided because of the Covid situation to have a Celebration of Life at a later date (tbd) when we can all gather and share fond memories.

Memorials: West Texas Food Bank and The Permian Basin Rehab Center.

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