Ronald Blaine “Ronnie” King, of the rural Jewett area, passed away at his residence, on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at age 57. Ronnie was born October 8, 1958 at Parkersburg, West Virginia to William Alvin King and Betty Carolyn (Houser) King. He grew up in Deer Park and Pasadena, and attended Deer Park High School. His earliest job was at Almeda Skating Rink in Pasadena, where he worked for a number of years and met his first wife, Tammy Warner. He was trained to be an electrician by a family friend, and then went to work off-shore as an electrician. He later attended truck driving school and went to work for Miller Brothers Transport out of Houston and then subsequent trucking companies, making over-the-road cross-country trips. Ronnie moved to the Leon Country area twenty-five years ago, living at Flynn, Normangee, Marquez, and near Lake Limestone in rural Jewett. He loved living in the country. He liked to tinker with old cars and trucks, and was in the process of restoring a ‘51 Chevy pickup. When talking to him, he would say he was “just piddling.” For the past eight years, Ronnie had been working for R Construction out of Buffalo as a truck driver. Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, William King and his great grandmother, Lulu King. He is survived by his mother, Betty Rich of Point Blank, Texas; sister, Bonnie Williams and her husband, Jimmy; sister, Tracy Bauld and husband Michael; brothers, William King and Jeffrey King; and nieces and nephews.