Ronnie Lew Gabbard was born May 23, 1946 in Jackson County and departed this life Sunday, May 5, 2019 at his residence, being 72 years of age. He was the son of the late Ernest “Frosty” Gabbard and Sally Jo (Johnson) Gabbard. Ronnie is survived by his wife Nancy (Hensley) Gabbard of McKee and by three, Christopher Ron Gabbard (Amber), Rachel Nanette Hobbs (Keith) and William Scott Gabbard all of McKee. He was blessed with eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and by a host of nieces and nephews. Ronnie is also survived by three brothers, Norman Ray Gabbard of Eaton, OH, Barnell Gabbard and Jewell Gabbard both of McKee and by two sisters, Mildred Murphy of Dayton, OH and Marlyn Colvin of Mt. Vernon. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was also preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Gabbard. Ronnie had been the Jackson County Jailer for 12 years and had worked for the American Glass Co. He attended the House of Refuge.
Funeral service 1:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Gabbard, Bro. Eldon Browning and Bro. John Gross officiating. Burial to follow in the Ingram Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.lakesfuneralhomemckee.com