After a life filled with generosity and love, Ronnie passed away
November 7, 2019. Memorial services will be at Central Christian
Church on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Brian
Coats officiating. Private inurnment will be at Patrick Cemetery.
Ronnie was the son of Cecil and Frances (Hudson) Sullivan. He was
born and raised on the south side of Fort Worth, Texas, and lived most
of his life in that area. From the age of four with a Tonka dump truck,
Ronnie had a life-long love affair with trucks big and small. Aside
from a few years at the City of Fort Worth with the Water and Parks
and Recreation Departments, Ronnie drove 18-wheelers over the road,
delivery trucks, recycling trucks and rock trucks. It was his great pride
that he had hundreds of thousands of safe-driving miles. He also took
pride in keeping all his vehicles immaculate and in perfect running
condition. Every time he parked he checked to make sure he was
straight and centered perfectly between the lines!
In 2014 Ronnie married Claire (Johnson) Sullivan and whole-heartedly
embraced a new life in Waco. He became a member of Central
Christian Church, serving on the Property Team, as a Deacon, and
operating the sound system. He worked for AFES, the City of Waco,
Gilliam and Sunbright.
Ronnie's hobbies included woodworking , vintage radio programs and
following drag racing. He was a huge fan of classic rock and enjoyed
many concerts; in recent years he cheered at venues for Fleetwood Mac,
Elton John, Bob Dylan and James Taylor, among others.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Carol
(Whaley) Winkler. He is survived by his wife Claire and his children
Bobby Winkler, Clinton Johnson, and David and Lauren Johnson.
Ronnie loved his sister Doris Kerns, his nephew Bert Luther, and his
nieces Lisa Luther and Cheryl (Dennis) Stark.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Central Christian Church, Waco, or
M.D. Anderson and please pray for a cure for pancreatic cancer.
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