Ronnie Lee Parker was born 16 May 1953 to Bill and Joyce Parker in Casa Grande, AZ. Ronn graduated from Santa Cruz Valley Union High School in 1971. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1972, serving five years a s a Ground Radio Communications Equipment Repairman. He attended Central Arizona College and the University of Phoenix. Over the years, Ronn explored various career options as a cowboy, an underground copper miner, hair stylist, long-haul truck driver, copy machine repairman, paralegal and deep turbine water well installer. His final career before retirement was a Correction Officer Technology and Firearms Weapons Instructor. He loved skydiving, scuba diving, skiing, power boating, sailing, Renaissance Fair role playing, and Cowboy Competitive Shooting. Ronn was a Past Master of Eloy Masonic Lodge #46.
Ronn's failing heart could not keep up with his great passion for life and kept him housebound for the last several years. His beautiful smile was forever dimmed on 19 October 2022 when he was called home to the Lord. Ronn will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Those left behind to cherish his memory include his siblings; brother Richard L. (Terrie) Parker of Las Vegas, NV, and his two sisters, Cynthia Robin (John) Miller and Joyce Dawn Cooper, both of Casa Grande, AZ., three nieces, three nephews, four grandnieces, and seven grandnephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Billie Loyd and Joyce Aileen (Buchanan) Parker, brother-in-law Michael Cooper and niece Jacqueline Miller Tapia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Pinal County Animal Control, in honor of Ronn's love of cats. Pinal County Animal Control 1150 S. Eleven Mile Corner Casa Grande, AZ 85194 https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/AnimalControl/GetInvolved/Pages/Donate.
Graveside services with Military Honors and Masonic services will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 10:00 am at Mountain View Cemetery in Casa Grande, AZ with a Celebration of Life reception immediately following at J. Warren Cole & Maud Memory Gardens.