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Randel Lee "Ronnie" Renfrow

Obituary for Randel Lee "Ronnie" Renfrow

November 18, 1938 - April 20, 2018
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 79


Randel "Ronnie" Lee Renfrow, 79, of Owensboro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, April 20, 2018. He was born November 18, 1938 to the late Margaret Crowe Renfrow (2010) and the late M.E. "Jack" Renfrow (2004). He served in the US Air Force from 1955 to 1960 stationed in Hawaii and working in telecommunications. He became a master plumber in September 1969, joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #633 where he remained a member after retiring in 2007.

Randel had a passion for anything outdoors, loved feeding the birds and squirrels, and looked forward to when he could plant his shrubs and beautiful flower beds giving him the nickname "Flower Daddy". He had many interests to include music, loved strumming his guitar, books, movies, trains and coin collecting. He was fascinated with the Solar System and anything to do with space exploration. Luck was with him and his enjoyment of scratch off lottery tickets. He looked forward to and truly enjoyed the casino trips with his daughters "Beanie Gal" (Brenda) and "Bobzee (Barb), and his sons-in-law. The memories and laughter shared was the true winning. He found joy in a simple trip to Reid's Orchard or shopping at "Sam's Buffet" (Club) with his Mady Gal (Madyson). He contributed to several charitable organizations mainly involving children and veterans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Joey L.E. Brown in June 2009; brothers, Wallace, Truman, Glenn and Gerald Renfrow.

Surviving are his daughters, Brenda F. Brown (Jerry) and Barb L. Benson (Kent); his great grandchildren, Dakota L. and Madyson T. Brown; his second mother Dorothy Renfrow; a brother, Milford Renfrow, a sister, Vicki Meredith (Phil); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The daughters wish to thank all involved in the loving care of their father, especially Dr. Melanie Farrell and Cheryle Brown, RN with One Health Pallative Care. Your gentle touch was a blessing.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following with Military Honors in Clear Run Cemetery in Ohio County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Clear Run Cemetery Fund.

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  • Clear Run Cemetery Fund
    1524 N. Broard St.
    Beaver Dam, KY 42320

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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