Ronnie Jack “Ron” Renfro, son of Orville “Bill” and Venoy “Sis” (Stowers) Renfro, was born June 26, 1939, in Elk City, Oklahoma, and passed from this life May 20, 2019 in Mansfield, Texas.
He graduated from Carter High School in 1957 and earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 1961. Ron then entered the United States Army and during that time, earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia. He rose to the rank of Colonel, proudly serving our country for 26 years including three tours of duty in Vietnam. Retiring from the Army in 1987, Ron began a second career as a Missiles Division Executive Director spending 23 years with Lockheed Martin before retiring in 2010.
Ron enjoyed watching sports, especially his alma mater, OSU Cowboys, and spending time with his family. He was loved and respected by many and his sense of humor will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Jack. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Velda “Val” Elliott Renfro and children, Mike (Lee) Renfro, Ronda (Scott) Curl, Meghan (Kris) Garis, Robin (David) Carter, Chris Wootton, and Kelly (Lisa) Wootton, eleven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a host of friends and associates.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the DFW National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may send a charitable contribution in Ron’s name to the American Diabetes Association.