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Ronnie Foy Weatherford, of Red Oak, TX passed away on July 30, 2020 at the age of 80 with his family by his side. He was born on January 29, 1940 in Dallas, TX to Garland & Catherine Weatherford. Ronnie graduated from Sunset High School and upon returning from the army he married Barbara Ann Stratton. They meet at Saner Avenue Church of Christ and were married for 56 years. Ronnie and Barbara had two daughters: Evette Stacy Vanderheiden and Misti Ree Mayo.
Ronnie’s early achievements were serving in the US Army as First Class Gunner and Marksman. While serving in Korea, he earned his blackbelt in Karate. Upon return to Dallas, he managed a gym so he could compete in Body Building competitions where he won “Mr. Back Dallas”. Ronnie, later, joined his father, in the family roofing business (as did brother Bill) and together dad & sons (Weatherford Roofing) were known as one of the most respected roofing companies in the Dallas area for many years.
Ronnie enjoyed his sales career, big game hunting, as well as crafting and selling knives with Bill through The Weatherford Brothers Knives Company. Some of Ronnie’s other money making schemes included owning a carwash, snow cone stand and even enjoyed serving as City Marshall.
Ronnie enjoyed his kids’ time in high school more than they did, attending all activities as he made sure his home was open and known to all the kids as the local hangout. Ronnie had been known to be the driver of the escape car when the girls and friends would go toilet paper houses, chaperone ski trips and loved hosting many a Halloween party. Ronnie dressed as the Tin Man, the Foggy Bog Monster and one of his favorite Halloween pranks was getting a coffin & hearse, ordering food from the drive-throughs and scaring folks as they handed over the food.
Ronnie & Barbara were active members of the Ovilla Church of Christ in Ovilla, Texas for over 20 years.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Garland & Catherine Weatherford, wife, Barbara Weatherford and Son-In-Law David Mayo. Ronnie is survived by daughter, Evette Vanderheiden and husband Joe along their 3 daughters, Madison Cowdery & husband Zach, Miranda Vanderheiden and Macie Vanderheiden. Daughter, Misti Mayo, and her daughters Sadie & Sydney Mayo. Brother, Bill Weatherford, wife Clara, niece, Heidi Shepherd and husband, Matt & children as well as nephew, William Weatherford & wife, Bekah Weatherford & children.
Ronnie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, fondly known as Popsi.
Visitation will be at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie on Monday, August 10 from 4 pm – 8 pm. The Wayne Boze Funeral Home is located at 1826 W. Hwy 287 Business, Waxahachie. (Note: different place than where Barbara’s visitation was held).
The funeral service will be Tuesday, August 11 at 12 pm at Northside Church of Christ which is located at 2699 N Hwy 77, Waxahachie. (Note: same location of Barbara’s funeral services).
Graveside will be held at 2 pm at the DFW National Cemetery.
Monday, August 10, 2020
4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Wayne Boze Funeral Home
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
12:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)
Northside Church of Christ
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
DFW National Cemetery
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