Ronnie Eugene Cavins

January 25, 1946June 6, 2019
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Ronnie Eugene Cavins was born on January 25, 1946 in Elkhorn City, Kentucky and passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Renton, WA. Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, WA. Ronnie was born to Henry and Ruby Cavins. He lived in Kentucky until the age of 16. He was drafted by the US Army in 1967 and was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran. Ronnie married Linda Cain on April 8, 1967. They moved to Renton, WA in 1972. Ronnie and Linda spent 52 wonderful years together raising their two sons, traveling, and spending time with their grandkids. Ronnie was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. He enjoyed visiting the ocean while spending time with his extended family. Ronnie worked for Boeing as an electrician for 33 years. He retired from Boeing in 2006. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Linda; sons Mark (Jackie) and Shaun (Elise), both of Renton; grandsons Logan, Riley, Luke, Dylan, and Jason; siblings Betty, Bonnie, Joan, Rachel, Charlie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruby; father, Henry; and sister Cora Sue. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project at


  • Celebration of Life Friday, June 14, 2019


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Shaun Cavins

June 24, 2019


You showed me what it means to be a man. You always put all of us before yourself. I will spend the rest of my life trying to honor your memory by doing the same thing for my family. I will make sure your grandsons remember how much you loved them, and how hard you fought to stay here for all of us.

I love you old man


Tiffany Lincoln

June 15, 2019

I remember Aunt Linda, Uncle Ronnie, Mark and Shaun coming to stay with us in London, Ohio when they would visit. We always enjoyed every moment. I used to be so sad when they would leave. I am so thankful for the memories I have.

Dave Merkle

June 14, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Cavins family. To Mark especially, I will always remember your dad at Scout and some band events offering a funny joke or story for all of us to enjoy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bob Cain

June 12, 2019

One of the most proud days of my life was when I gave my sister away to Ronnie of 50 some years. I got her there late but we made it. Very good husband, father and in law
Sadly missed and dearly loved love Bob

A soft spoken loving man. Quite man and funny. Ron was a great dad, husband and brother in law. Big loss yet heavens gain
love Connie

Joshua Leeper

June 12, 2019

We will never forget him he was great husband, father, grandfather and friend he is at piece now and no pain he is upstairs getting everything ready for you guy's for when your time comes.for now he is looking down upon you guy's with a big smile .

Jennifer Barnett

June 12, 2019

We are deeply and sincerely sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
Uncle Mike n Aunt Jenny

Virginia Cress

June 12, 2019

May wonderful memories fill your hearts and souls! ♥️ Sending Love from Missouri - The Cress Family

Mary Marietta

June 12, 2019

Dear Cavins —-We were so saddened to hear about Ronnie’s death —-what an outdoorsmen ...what a great family man...what a great heavenly angel...God Bless🙏Much love Aunt Mary n Uncle Jerry

Stacy May

June 11, 2019

Aunt Linda, Mark, Shaun & Families,

How blessed am I to have almost 34 years of cherished memories with Uncle Ronnie (and you all!)! To pick a favorite memory would be impossible, but I can say that watching my children create memories with their Great Great Uncle will be a cherished treasure. Siara remembers that Uncle Ronnie taught her how to fish when she was young and he was the best at the white elephant at Christmas. Silas said his favorite thing to do was watch Uncle Ronnie fish, he says he was the very best at it and he would try to watch him closely to learn all his tricks, he also was impressed that Uncle Ronnie was never afraid of the hot salsa at Las Maracas. Sawyer remembers Uncle Ronnie as being the one to always make him laugh by being silly with him.
I cherish my memories of many, many camping trips in Easton and riding dirt bikes and quads, watching fireworks on the beach at Ocean Shores. Lots of fishing trips..Alaska, the Canal, Banks Lake and Deep Sea fishing out of Westport to name a few! Many memories of hunting trips, riding with Wes and Tom, they would point out each spot Uncle Ronnie had a big moment- where he would take his naps, or where he spooked some elk - and Uncle Ronnie would always nod and give us some sort of funny response back to their teasing. I can’t wait to visit those places this winter in his Honor.
There are no words to say that can ease the pain of losing someone so very special to us all, but there is one thing I do know- the thing that brought him the most joy above anything else, was his family and he made that known so very well.
I will miss him terribly and love you all.

Salina Bilbao

June 11, 2019

Linda, Mark, Shaun and families,
Words cannot express my sadness . Uncle Ronnie was the kindest most gentle man I have ever known. He had a smile that would light up a room and when he talked about his favorite hobbies you could feel the love he had for them. Whether it was fishing, hunting or going to Vegas you knew he had lots of fun doing them.
I was blessed to be able to go on a trip of a lifetime with him. We went on a cross country trip and along the way we had many little adventures. One memory I have from that trip is we all wanted to go to this cave tour and little did we know it was a bit of a hike out of it and boy was it hot. Poor guy was pretty wore out after the tour but he was a trooper. That’s what I love about him , he always put others before himself. I will never forget all those precious memories.
My heart breaks for all of you as I know Uncle Ronnie will forever be missed . Much love to all of you and to Uncle Ronnie, you were a light in my heart that will burn brightly forever ❤️