Ronald Dane Williams started his earthly life on November 6, 1964 in Springfield, Missouri to parents Jerry and Patsy (Johnson) Williams. His earthly life was completed on July 23, 2022 at his home near Dogwood.
Growing up Ronald was a fun energetic child. He loved spending time outdoors whether it was riding his tricycle or playing with his brothers.
There were also many hours spent camping with his family where his love for the outdoors was strengthened.
Ronald spent many hours playing his guitar. He also loved to discuss conspiracy theories with all who would listen. Every evening Ronald had a standing appointment to watch Tucker Carlson. Ronald also kept the love the outdoors he had as a young boy and spent many hours walking in the woods just enjoying the great outdoors.
One of Ronald’s greatest joys was his family. He was proud of all his children and was very proud when son, Jesse, graduated high school. He loved getting pictures from his grandsons, Alex and Benny, and kept each and every one they drew for him.
Ronald is preceded in death by his father, Jerry, and his daughter Melissa.
Left to miss Ronald is his wife of 27 years, Debra, and his mother, Patsy. He will also be missed by his children Amanda and husband Roger Henson, Michael and wife Amy WIlliams, and Jesse Williams. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Trey, Alex, and Benny. Ronald also left behind brothers Mike and Scott. Other family and friends will also miss Ronald in his life.
Funeral services will be held on July 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Ava Family Funeral Home, visitation will be held from 1 until service time. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the care of Ava Family Funeral Home.
Jimmy Ray Nelson Jr., 61, of Ava, Missouri, passed away on July 23, 2022 at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Missouri surrounded by his loved ones. Jimmy was born on December 30, 1960 at San Diego, California to parents Jimmy Ray Nelson and Catherine Louise (Appino)
Jimmy was the type of person that to know him was to love him. Those that knew him would say that he was outgoing, charming, funny and an exceptionally good guy. Jimmy loved to teach his family members, especially his grandchildren, how to be sarcastic. Jimmy loved to paint and do woodworking. His family will have beautiful handmade jewelry boxes and game boards to remember Jimmy by. He also loved to put together model cars and at Christmas time he would paint ceramic Santa Clauses.
Jimmy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Jimmy used his woodworking skills to make crayon boxes for the church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ginger Nelson, his parents, and brother, Kenny.
Jimmy will be missed by his children Sandra Gadsby, Jewel Nelson, Rebecca Nelson, Zachary Lilly, Jacob Nelson, Katie Nelson-Ocampo and Bobbie Porter, as well as his many grandchildren. Jimmy will also be missed by his sisters Darlene, Becci, and Laura. Many other family members and friends will miss Jimmy.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (910 Shull St, Ava, MO 65609) at 12:00 PM.
Cremation is under the care of the Ava Family Funeral Home.