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Ronald Cecil Sullivan

June 30, 1954 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 65)


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.

To send flowers to Ronald's family, please visit our floral section.


Memorial Service
November 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Central Christian Church

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