We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gray Funeral Home
Memorial services for Ronnie Lee Wales, 73 of Rush Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at The Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Grandfield, with his son in law Sean McMahon officiating.
Mr. Wales passed away peacefully in his home, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022.
Ronnie was born on February 13th, 1949 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Roy Lee and Norma Fay (Earley) Wales. Ronnie felt compelled to serve his country and fought bravely in the Vietnam war, earning honors that include the National Defense service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Overseas Bars, and Expert Marksman Qualifications. After completing his service to his country he made a career for himself as a heavy crane operator. Ronnie was a talented hobbyist, tinkering with his garden which he loved, sport shooting in clay competitions, experimenting in the kitchen, hangliding, piloting ultralights, and his favorite past time sharing time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his life partner, Judy Whitmire, of Rush Springs; daughters, Sandy McMahon and Husband Sean, Misty Hauge and husband Samuel of Kuwait; son, Gerald Meisner of Weatherford, Texas; sister Tracey Wales of Grandfield; six grandchildren, Kaden Jones and husband Jerrad, Maitlyn Gandy, Devon Hauge, Brittany Long and husband Chad, Brian McMahon, and Joesph McMahon; five great grandchildren, Jett Jones, Isley Jones, Athena Strand, Rilyn Gandy,and Selah America Long; and a host of family and close friends.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother Robert Wales.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Lawton/Ft Sill Veterans Home
501 S.E. Flower Mound Road
Lawton , OK 73501
Wichita Falls Veterans Center
2600 Central Freeway, Suite 180
Wichita Falls, TX 76306-2850