Ronnie Royal, age 59 of 2015 Crab Creek Road, Ennice, NC passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence.

He was born August 12, 1959 in Alleghany County to the late George Lee and Reba Mae Cook Royal. Ronnie was of Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; always patient, hardworking and could be very romantic – went out of his way to make special times. He was very outgoing, and had a good sense of humor. He has always worked in construction as an electrician. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife, Jan Royal of the home; two children, Christine Spears and husband Chris of Jonesville, Joy Royal-Whitt and husband David of Glade Valley; eight grandchildren, Elliott, Layla, Cayden, Hailee, Hayden, Blake, Aubree and Lunden; two brothers, Donnie Royal of Pilot Mtn., Jeff Royal of West Jefferson; one sister, Lorie Royal; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronnie at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Hugh Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Saddle Mountain Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, 789 Grandview Drive, Sparta, NC 28675 to help assist the family with funeral expenses.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all the family, friends, and neighbors during Ronnie’s time of need. The family would like to thank everyone for taking care of Jan also.

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