Ronny Royal, 60, of Gainesville, TX passed away on October 2nd, 2021 in Carrollton, Texas. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. There will be visitation on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel.
Ronny was born on December 14, 1960, in Foreman, Arkansas to parents Samuel and Minnie Farmer. He married Hattie Royal on September 1, 2001, in Gainesville, TX. Ronny was raised in Gainesville and was a graduate of the 1980 Class of Gainesville High School. He was an employee of Dura-Line for 30 years, and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club for many years.
Ronny was a loving husband and devoted father. He would always lend a helping hand, and he had never met a stranger. One of his favorite things to do was spend time with family and loved ones during Christmas and the 4th of July. Ronny also enjoyed watching westerns on TV and keeping the freezer stocked with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.
He is survived by his wife Hattie Royal of Gainesville; his mother Minnie Farmer; children Chris (Shinikia) Marshall, Brandon Neal, Dawson Royal; stepchildren Annjeanette Williams, Tess Williams, L.J. Williams III (Tammy); siblings Laney Royal Jr., Carletta (Arthur) Ballard, Brenda Hurd, May Farmer; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Royal, Melvin Royal, Robert Mathis, Terran Ballard, Brian Ballard, Jason Marshall, Mark Haywood. Honorary pallbearers are Sylvester Haywood, Darrell Dennis, Chris Royal, Tollie Royal, Dexter Dunn and Randy Royal.