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 Ronald Dwain “Ronny” Blalock

Ronald Dwain “Ronny” Blalock

Birth
Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 11 Mar 2017 (aged 78)
Little Elm, Denton County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot SECTION 97 SITE 391
Memorial ID 177501935 · View Source
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Ronald (Ronny) Dwain Blalock, 78, of Little Elm Texas, passed away peacefully, at home on Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Ronald was born on December 14, 1938 in Marlow, Oklahoma to John and Ora Blalock. Growing up the family moved often to various cities in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, and they finally settled in Shamrock, Texas where he graduated high school.
Ronald entered the military in 1956 where he was trained to do radio repair and was stationed in Germany. Ronald was awarded his Sharpshooter badge and rose to Specialist 5 rank within a short 3 years. In 1960 he returned, with an honorable discharge, to civilian life.
Ronald began working with AMSCO, owned by the Helmsley family, and worked there for over 40 years where he designed the customization of mass mailing machines for countries all over the world. Here is where he met and worked alongside his dear friend of 30+ years, Eusebio Calderon.
Ronald married his beloved wife, Millie Gardner on August 16, 1980 and became a second father to Millie’s 3 children, Michelle Springer, Glenna Orsburn and Craig Gardner.
Ronald loved to travel and visited many new countries with Millie. He loved to learn new things, to investigate the unknown, an inquisitive mind he was always researching. This love of new adventures brought Millie and him to move to Costa Rica after their retirement, where they lived for 8 years.
Ronald is preceded in death by John William and Ora Woods Blalock, parents; Craig Gardner, step-son; and Bob Knoll, nephew.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Millie Blalock of Little Elm; step-children Michelle (Greg) Springer of Santa Fe, NM, and Glenna (Tim) Orsburn, of Little Elm, TX; Grandson Tyler Orsburn of Little Elm, TX; sister Connie (Franklin) Knoll of Shamrock, TX; nieces and nephews, James (Brandi) Knoll of Shamrock: Charlton (Sara) Lee of Cedar Park and Michelle (Ken) Thompson of Cedar Park as well as 5 great nieces and one great nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Dalton & Son Funeral Home. The following morning, Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30am will be his Military burial service at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. All are welcome to attend either or both to celebrate Ronald's life. Terry Maze of Kindred Hospice will be officiating.
The family would like to thank Terry, Kattie, and Kathy of Kindred Hospice for their kind care and dedication to Ronald.


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  • Created by: Tim Hawkins
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177501935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Dwain “Ronny” Blalock (14 Dec 1938–11 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177501935, citing Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tim Hawkins (contributor 46844902) .