Ronald Charles Hungate Sr.

May 14, 1934March 2, 2013
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Ronald Hungate Bossier City, LA

A Celebration of life service will be held for Ronald Hungate on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. The service will be officiated by Bro. Billy Pierce. Interment will follow at N.W. LA Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.

Ron was born on May 14, 1934 in West Virginia. He passed away on March 2, 2013 in Bossier City, LA. He joined the Air Force at 18 years old and retired from Barksdale at 38 years of age. After his Air Force retirement, he worked for many years on Barksdale in building management. He loved Bossier City and never thought of leaving.

He enjoyed outdoor activities, which included hunting, fishing, camping, boating and skiing. He and Reba took to the road with Pelican Travelers RV Club for many years. They loved to travel. Ron was a Shriner and a member of Arkla-Tex-Chapter of Air Force security police association. He was a past president of the Pelican Travelers.

He was preceded by his parents, Emmit and Amy Hungate and sister, Patty Sawyer.

Ron is survived by his wife, Reba; sons, Coy Kerry and wife Melinda, Ronald Charles Hungate, Jr., daughters, Donna Kerry, Joetta Stevens, and Kelly Grogan; grandchildren, Richard Kerry and wife Erin, Stephanie Kerry, James Harden, John Stevens, Sean Joseph Grogan; great grandchildren, Isabel Kerry and Alayasa Harden; brothers, Emmit Hungate, Jr. and wife Marietta, Dexter Hungate and wife Anna; and sister, Tessie Meadows and husband Lawrence.

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Oklahoma Heartland Chapter of the AFSFA

April 16, 2013

On behalf of the members of the Oklahoma Heartland Chapter of the AFSFA, our deepest condolences go out to the Hungate family on the passing of Ronald.

We know that he is now in Heaven standing guardmount with all the other Sky Cop Defenders that have proceeded him there.


March 5, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Ronnie. I did not get much of a chance to know him well, but I am sure he will be missed by all of his family and friends. May he rest in peace and God be with each of you. Love to all, his niece Kathy Hungate Sanders, and Husband Douglas.

John DiBattista

March 5, 2013

Ron, may you rest in peace good friend. We are so sorry for the passing of such a good man. It was an honor to serve with you Ron during our Air Force careers, to work along side you for years in the CE Paint Shop and as your shop supervisor you made my job so much easier because of your work ethic. I'll never forget Ron and the joy you brought to my life as a true friend.Our lunch time porker games were the best distraction ever.. We are praying for you Ron and your entire family during this time of great sorrow. Hopefully we'll meet again. RIP Dear Friend.

March 4, 2013

Reba, we love you and Ron and will miss him. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Shannon will miss her boyfriend a lot. We are always here for you whenever you need us.
Ken, Tess, Candice, and Savannah

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

March 4, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Ronald Hungate, Sr. our Brother-in-Arms and fellow Legionnaire. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ron. And to Ron it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean and Vietnam ars in the U.S. Air Force and for his many years of loyal service to the American Legion. Ron, you were a valued Legionnaire, a wonderful comrade, a true Patriot. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ron's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

kelly Beachler

March 4, 2013

Im sorry for the loss of uncle Ronn. My grandma will miss him terribly and we love u all. Im debbies daughter kelly reneae beachler