Ronnie Dean Medlock, 75, passed away June 14, 2019, at Texas County Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Houston, Mo., to Fred James and Norma Bell (Dixon) Medlock.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ivan, Glen and John Medlock.
Ronnie attended school in Houston, Mo. He entered the United States Army June 23, 1966, serving in Korea. He was honorably discharged June 20, 1969. He married Donna Cloninger and to this union one daughter, Shelia, was born. He married Patricia Bonar and to that union two sons, Louis and James, were born.
Ronnie had many careers: he worked as an offshore oil driller, owned and operated an auto sales business, and sold insurance. He had to retire at an early age due to health issues.
He was a lifetime member of Am Vets in West Plains, Mo., as well as Elks Lodge in West Plains for several years.
He is survived by his children, Shelia K. Medlock of St Louis, Mo., James Medlock and wife, Vonetta, of Springfield, Mo., Louis Medlock of Branson, Mo., and Todd Imondi of West Plains, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Sara, Cody, Cross, Jonathan, Victoria, Samuel, Clayton, Gavin and Gabrielle; also Jan Imondi, his significant other, as well as her children and their families; two sisters, Linda Hall of Houston, Mo., and Thara Sanders of Neosho, Mo.; two brothers, Don Medlock and wife, Kay, of St. Louis, Mo., and Robert Medlock and wife, Edna, of St Louis, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ronnie loved singing karaoke, riding, training and breaking horses and watching all the oldies but goodies on TV. He was very nostalgic and enjoyed keeping old memories alive. He suffered many health issues throughout his life but was always determined to live as long as he could.
He was a great father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace officiating. Services and cremation are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Big Creek Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.