Ronald Ray Gann
March 21, 1953 – July 7, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Ray Gann announce his passing after a brief illness at the age of 68.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Jennipher (Ernest), Robert, Rebecca, Zoe, Ian and Coreyona; grandchildren: Lucas, Cheyanne, Jacob, Hannah, Alyssa and Lexus (Vicente); great grandchildren: Natalee, Daniel, Isaiah, Avery and Nalani; sister: Sandra; as well as numerous friends.
He was predeceased by his parents James and Norma; granddaughter Kailyn.
Ronald will be remembered by many for his love of the food industry, music, and storytelling.
We entrust our loved one into the hands of God.
Funeral services will be held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 14th at 3pm. Followed by graveside services at Killeen Cemetery.
Celebration of Life at Crawford-Bowers of Killeen
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Burial Killeen City Cemetery
Ronald Ray Gann
July 13, 2021
Ronny and I were good friends at Fowler Elementary School. Ronny lived across the street. We did everything together. We were band geeks. We were what they call "NARPs" now days - Non Atheletic Regular People!
We delivered the local newspaper from our bicycles with saddle baskets. Got chased by the local dogs. Actually enjoyed math. We played "Army" in our younger days. (Both our dads were in the Army.)
We made model airplanes, Army vehicles, especially Tanks and Navy ships. We loved our cap firing Tommy guns and six shooters. We rode our bikes behind the "Bug Spray Man," as the truck sprayed "harmless" insecticides in front of us. We enjoyed Cub Scouts. A couple of the girls on our street were the nicest friends you could have. We debated whether we should become Astronauts or Fighter pilots. We shared many adventures. Ronny made my childhood memories very special, that's what best friends do.
July 13, 2021
I’m Sandy, a neighbor and childhood friend. Our dad served as an Army dentist so we lived here, moved several times, and then returned years later. Ron was two years older than me. Here is a special memory: During the summer break, when I had completed second grade, Ron would come to our backyard sometimes and play in our digging hole. We had a fort there with lots of boards for building things. We loved to play “army”.
We had army helmets, canteens, and other important looking military equipment. One day Ronny had on a helmet, canteen, was using binoculars, and some type of communication device.
I’m quite sure that he was the general of our fort that day. He instructed us how to build an airplane with some guns on it. We used a ladder for the wings, and other building materials. Ronny then became very busy with his walkie-talkie device. He told me that he had been making contact with the planes that were flying by!! He was communicating right then with the pilot!! I was so impressed with Ronny!
He talked with several pilots of the planes that had flown overhead and told me what they were saying. He probably said something like, “We need to be ready to shoot down any enemy aircraft that we spot!”
Of course Ronny could tell the difference and he told us when to start firing!
Ronny was a great leader! He was kind and brave! He knew all the answers!!
Years later, I moved back to our childhood neighborhood and so did Ron and his family. Ron continued being a wonderful neighbor. He loved God and would often talk about his faith. He enjoyed telling stories of long ago and talking conservative politics. He would tell me his ideas for new inventions and possible business ventures.
I believe Ron is in Heaven with his loved ones. I bet he’s inventing things and he’s telling lots of terrific stories. I will definitely miss Ron, but I know we will be with him again! “To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.” ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️ - Sandy McCuskey
Delores Lynn Sullivan-Leach
July 12, 2021
We only recently got in touch again through Facebook and found we agreed on many things. I will miss you my friend.