Ronald Stinnett, age 90, passed away on April 10, 2022 at Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, Missouri. He was born on September 26, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to Royce and Ilah Stinnett. Ronald loved his Lord and Savior. Ronald was a proud husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.
Ronald met the love of his life, Joy Louise, at a skating rink. They were married December 14, 1951. They moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where he was stationed with the Marine Corps. Joy proceeded him in death after 59 years of marriage. Ronald was also preceded in death by his dad, Royce Stinnett, his mom, Ilah (Gilbert) Stinnett and his sister Rosella
. He is survived by his three daughters, Beth Elsten and husband Coy, Teri Bentley and husband Jim, and Haven Pettit and husband David; grandchildren, Justin Elsten and wife Mandy, Tyler Elsten and wife Sarah, Clayton Bentley , Kelssey Layton and husband Jake, and Zachary Pettit; great grandchildren, Brody Elsten, Aiden Elsten, Josiah Elsten, Reed Elsten, Avery Elsten, Beckam Layton, Breckyn Layton, and Brylee Layton along with other family members and numerous friends.
Ronald worked for many construction companies over the years and help build many structures in the area. He retired from the Joplin Housing Authority. He was a proud Marine who loved his country. Ronald also was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
A visitation for Ronald will be Wednesday, April 13th , 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14th , 2022 at 10:00 AM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Webb City, Missouri. Graveside services will follow at Ozark Memorial Park in Joplin, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. The family encourages family and friends to visit simpsonfh.com to share memories of Ronald.