Ronald Wayne Rich, 71, of St. Pauls, NC passed from his earthly life Monday, December 30, 2019 at his home surrounded with love by his family.
He was born April 1, 1948 in Wilmington, the son of the late Houston N. Rich and Maude Adams Rich Scott.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 24 years, LaTisha Rich; daughter, Trisha Alvarez and her husband, Alexander; sons, Eddie Rich and his wife, Sheila and Thomas Paul Rich; grandchildren, Juan, Lilanna, and Alexander; brother, Ricki L. Rich and his wife, Diane; and several nieces and nephews.
Ronald was proud of his service to his country, serving in the US Marine Corps for 14 years and earned the rank of Captain. It is noted that Ronald always kept an American flag and a USMC flag flying, and he followed all protocol for flag flying.
First and foremost, Ronald loved and cared for his family. His grandchildren, that he dearly loved, brought so much joy into his world. Ronald was a man of many interests, fishing, woodworking, and farming (all kinds of livestock-chickens, pigs, cattle- you name it he raised them). His passing leaves an empty place in our family circle and in our hearts. He leaves a legacy of the importance of God, Family and Country.
A graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Hollis-Malpass Cemetery, 1060 Point Caswell Road, Atkinson, NC with Pastor Victor Gatewood conducting the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Wounded Warriors Project, 1990 Fordham Dive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.
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