OBITUARY

Raymond Calvin "Ronnie" Fretwell

January 30, 1938March 8, 2019

Raymond Calvin “Ronnie” Fretwell, 81, of Stuarts Draft passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Born January 30, 1938 in Augusta County, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Lillian (Brooks) Fretwell.

Ronnie was a former member of Rankin United Methodist Church and a current member of Valley Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Veteran having served his country honorably with the Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant twin sons; son, Tony Fretwell; and three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Janet (Ward) Fretwell; son, Gary Lane Fretwell of Stuarts Draft; grandson, Tyler Scott Fretwell of Crimora; and a number of nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Rankin United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Frank Hall officiating. There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to Hospice of the Shenandoah and the Veterans Administration for the care shown to Ronnie during his illness. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939 or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant twin sons; son, Tony Fretwell; and three brothers and four sisters.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Janet (Ward) Fretwell; son, Gary Lane Fretwell of Stuarts Draft; grandson, Tyler Scott Fretwell of Crimora; and a number of nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939 or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service Monday, March 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

Raymond Calvin "Ronnie" Fretwell

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Matthew Craun

March 11, 2019

Ronnie was the younger brother of my grandma, Dorothy Thompson. I’ll always remember the times when grandma would take us to see Ronnie and Janet when we came to visit. Ronnie was always so happy and friendly and shared the same spirit as my grandma. My heart goes out to Janet and the rest of the family.

Lee Desper

March 10, 2019

Janet and family.,May God be with u all.
Lee "jimmy john " and Michelle Desper

Eudora Desper

March 10, 2019

Janet and family so sorry to hear of his passing. May God be with you all durning this time. Eudora Desper

Wendy Fiero

March 10, 2019

An amazing man married to an amazing woman who have an amazing son! I truly believe you three made God smile over the years. You have demonstrated what marriage vows and family commitment truly mean. I rejoice that he gets to see Jesus. I rejoice that you said that you have no regrets. A beautiful marriage that will remain in everyone's memory for a long long time. Thank you three for your example of what love truly means. You kept the door open so you get the cake!!!

Jenny Gutshall

March 10, 2019

Gary, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Brenda and Chuck Price

March 10, 2019

Janet and Gary,
Ronnie was such a sweet man and was so blessed to have you by his side. Hold your memories close and may you find comfort in them. Your in our thoughts and prayers today and always. Love you! Brenda and Chuck

mary craun

March 10, 2019

We love you Janet and Gary. Our family has been has been able to visit on account of your effort to get everybody together to share a meal and prayer. God Bless Ronnie. Thank you for your kindness. Gunther and Mary

Sandy, Ricky , Mandy Shifflett & Marshall

March 9, 2019

Gary, & Family truly sorry for your loss. God gained a great angel . Thought and prayers go out to you all. God be with you all.

Donna Cason

March 9, 2019

Dearest Janet, So sorry for the loss of dear Ronnie. He was one of a kind. It didn't take much for me to get him laughing.Gonna miss all the good times we all had together, but it's like I told you, you dedicated your whole life to caring for him, now its your turn to do all the things that you couldn't do before. Not many people would have done what you did. So loving,so unselflessly you gave, and I want to thank you for that. We love you and Gary. You've always been a part of my life. Ronnie will be greatly missed . Love y'all . 🌹❤Lots of Love, Donna &Luke Cason🌹