Ronnie Erwin DeLatte
October 28, 1937 – May 22, 2018
Ronnie Erwin DeLatte, 80, of Pensacola, Florida passed away peacefully on May 22, 2018. He was born on October 28, 1937 in McKinney, Texas to Terri Virdue Griffith DeLatte and Rudolph DeLatte. Ronnie proudly served in the United States Navy from October 29th 1959 to July 23rd 1974. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer and was employed by the Department of Defense, NADDAP, and Sikorski. He attended school in McComb, MS, and graduated from Troy State University. Ronnie was an avid Florida Gator and New Orleans Saints fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Terri Virdue Griffith DeLatte, Ruldolph DeLatte; brothers, Rudy DeLatte, Leonard DeLatte; and sister, Joyce Pelletier. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Alene DeLatte; daughter, Ronda (Bruce) Kelly; son, Eric DeLatte; brother, Dale DeLatte; grandchildren, Kimberly and David Kelly, Jessica DeLatte; and four great grandchildren. Ronnie's family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.
- Alene DeLatte, Wife
- Dale DeLatte, Brother
- Ronda (Bruce) Kelly, Daughter
- Eric DeLatte, Son
- Kimberly Kelly, Grandchild
- David Kelly, Grandchild
- Jessica DeLatte, Grandchild
- Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Alene DeLatte; daughter, Ronda (Bruce) Kelly; son, Eric DeLatte; brother, Dale DeLatte; grandchildren, Kimberly and David Kelly, Jessica DeLatte; and four great grandchildren.
- Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, May 25, 2018
- Graveside Service Friday, May 25, 2018
Ronnie Erwin DeLatte
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Sandra Sutton Harbert
May 25, 2018
Dearest DeLatte Family:
Blessings come to us throughout the path(s) our lives take and I will forever be blessed to have been part of the DeLatte family.
When my girls (the DeLatte grandchildren) and I think of Mr. DeLatte ... soooo many memories come to mind that warms our hearts and makes us smile and laugh - then, now and always!
Even from his "beloved recliner," Mr. DeLatte was the GREAT patriarch of his family and being part of the DeLatte family always meant something to him and those that were part of the family.
Words to describe Mr. Delatte that comes to our thoughts are: Provider, Protector, Patient, Power, Leader, Always in Control, Thinker, Planner, Laughter, Love and the words go on & on... and he always put the family first!
The photo I'm adding is from 1994 and will always be etched in a cherished memory.
Mr. DeLatte will truly be missed... Always and Forever!
Sandra Sutton Harbert and Family