Mr. Ronnie David Baxley, 76, of Hortense passed away Sunday (October 25, 2020) at his residence.

He was born to Ernest M. Baxley and Jennie Phoebe Beecher Baxley Pritchard. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ryan Baxley; a grandson, Peyton McNabb; a brother, Jackie Baxley; a sister, Gwen Ponsell; a nephew, Kevin Buie.

Ronnie retired from Hercules and worked as a Rigger. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. He loved golfing, fishing, reading, and music.

Survivors include his wife, Denise “Sissy” Smith-Baxley of Hortense; a son, Mitch Baxley of Hortense; two daughters and son-in-law, Rhonda McNabb (Dale), and Karen Baxley both of Brunswick; a grandchild, Kimsey Bolinger of Brunswick; a brother, Gerald Baxley of Hickox; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl Buie (Kermit) of Mt. Pleasant; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the family asked that you follow the rules for social distancing. Also, if anyone does not feel comfortable with attending the services, the family understands and asked you to be in prayer for our loved ones.

Visitation was held Wednesday evening (October 28, 2020) starting at 6:00, at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta.

A funeral service was held Thursday morning (October 29, 2020)  at 11:00, at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Beecher and Pastor Ashton Ham officiating.

Burial followed in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dean Buie, Brett Buie, Terry Steedley, Dru Smith, Dale McNabb, and Tommy Ponsell. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie’s golfing buddies.

Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta.

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