OBITUARY

William "Ron" Ronald Leslie

July 20, 1941December 10, 2020
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William Ronald “Ron” Leslie, 79, of Tampa and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on December 10, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 20, 1941, in Terre Haute to William Austin and Leona Elva (Williams) Leslie.

Ronald is survived by his daughter, Ronni “Raynae” Leslie of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, William Raymond Leslie-Holt, Kyleigh Nichole Leslie-Holt, Lena Taylor, Leslie-Holt; brothers, Thomas Leslie and Timothy Dale Leslie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Sandra Leslie; and his two brothers, Darryl Leslie and Terry Leslie.

Ron graduated from Otter creek High School. He married Sandra Kay Swalls on July 20, 1970. Ron worked for several years as a mechanic for Ford Motor Company, he later switched careers and became a truck driver for Gibson Coal Company and eventually retired from RBW Trucking. Ron was musically talented and played steel guitar for Country Diamond Band. In his spare time he enjoyed playing pedal steel guitar and was an avid amateur CB radio operator. He loved to spend time with his dogs, Wolfe and Sampson. He also liked taking his grandchildren out and spending quality time with them. He will forever be known as a soft-spoken man with a love of country music and the open road.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, January 16 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. Ron will be laid to rest with his wife in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Monty Jones

January 15, 2021

Sending my condolances to Ron's family. I was a classmate of Ron in the class of 1959 at Otter Creek High School. We had only seen each other at class reunions over the years but always had great memories of our school days. Then I found him on Facebook a while back and we communicated and shared some common memories on that social network. I remember how sad he was when he lost his wife. Just wanted to say that he was a great classmate and the Class of 1959 will always remember RONNIE

Don Armstrong

January 4, 2021

IN LIFE, YOU CAN COUNT ON ONE HAND SPECIAL FRIENDS. RON WAS ON MY LIST. WE HAD A GREAT TIME PLAYING AND TALKING ABOUT OLD TIMES IN MUSIC. HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND I WILL MISS HIM. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND.

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Biography

William Ronald “Ron” Leslie, 79, of Tampa and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on December 10, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 20, 1941, in Terre Haute to William Austin and Leona Elva (Williams) Leslie.

Ronald is survived by his daughter, Ronni “Raynae” Leslie of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, William Raymond Leslie-Holt, Kyleigh Nichole Leslie-Holt, Lena Taylor, Leslie-Holt; brothers, Thomas Leslie and Timothy Dale Leslie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Sandra Leslie; and his two brothers, Darryl Leslie and Terry Leslie.

Ron graduated from Otter creek High School. He married Sandra Kay Swalls on July 20, 1970. Ron worked for several years as a mechanic for Ford Motor Company, he later switched careers and became a truck driver for Gibson Coal Company and eventually retired from RBW Trucking.

Ron was musically talented and played steel guitar for Country Diamond Band. In his spare time he enjoyed playing pedal steel guitar and was an avid amateur CB radio operator. He loved to spend time with his dogs, Wolfe and Sampson. He also liked taking his grandchildren out and spending quality time with them. He will forever be known as a soft-spoken man with a love of country music and the open road.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, January 16 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. Ron will be laid to rest with his wife in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net