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Ronald McKown

March 26, 1945 — December 18, 2022

Beloved Dad, Father, Grandpa, Friend, Pastor, and Prison Minister passed away on December 18, 2022. A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm, December 23, 2022 at the Lorena Cemetery 846 S. Front Road Lorena, TX 76655 with Military Honors, a memorial service will follow at “The Farm” by Fellowship Church, family, and friends at 3127 Old Lorena Rd, Lorena 76655, TX.

Ronald was born in Nebraska on March 26, 1945 to his parents Lois Frances and John McKown. Ronald (Ronel) had a life of hard work with laughter, love, and YHWH. Ronald Served in the U.S. Military from 1966 until 1968 during the Vietnam wars. A decorated Veteran, earning a Silver Star along with other honors. For a time he worked as a truck driver both hauling and installing mobile homes and other freight.  His colleagues commended him for his commitment to excellent service and superior driving abilities. Ronald also owned and worked as a brick mason in the Waco area for several years, his work standing the test of time.

He gave a lasting legacy in Prison Ministry, serving as a volunteer and minister within the state of Texas for over three decades with his wife Donna McKown. He served as the head Pastor for Fellowship Church assisting people to walk in The Way, providing prayers, a place for fellowship, and practicing the  Feast days. Fellowship Church's ministry work is being continued on by Fabian and Ellen Vasquez.

He gave a lasting legacy in the Prison Ministry serving as a volunteer and minister all over the state of Texas for over three decades with his wife Donna McKown. He served as the head Pastor for Fellowship Church, assisting people to walk in The Way, providing prayers, a place for fellowship, and practicing the Feast days. Fellowship Church's ministry work is being continued on by Fabian and Ellen Vasquez.

Ronald McKown was preceded in death by his parents Lois Frances and John McKown, his son John Wayne, foster son Tom, his wife Donna, and brother Kenneth McKown. Leaving behind in life his sons Bruce Wesley and his significant other Martina, Fabian and his wife Ellen, his sister Sue and her husband Terry. Ronald's surviving grandchildren are Crystal, Lisa, Chris, Mandy and Zack.

Time will be given to share in memories, scripture, or other thoughts to anyone who would like to share. Ron, was looking forward to Hannukah and would ask you to join us in a shared meal during the memorial service to celebrate the life shared with him and celebrate Hanukkah with him and us. In Honor of Ronel’s memory we are asking if you have blue to please wear it instead of the customary black. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the ministries that have impacted and assisted in prison ministries. Or an act of kindness or charity of your choice.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald McKown, please visit our flower store.

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 23, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Lorena Cemetery 846 S. Front Road Lorena, TX

, Lorena, TX 76630

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