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Ronald Franklin Stratton

Born: Sat., Feb. 28, 1948
Died: Sun., Sep. 15, 2013

Time of Remembrance

3:00 PM Sun., Sep. 22, 2013
Location: Mr. Stratton's Residence

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Ronald Franklin Stratton

     Ronald Franklin "Ronnie" Stratton, 65, of Palmyra, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the University of Virginia Hospital.

     He was born February 28, 1948 in Waynesboro, a son of Ann Sellers Stratton of Charlottesville and the late Frank Stratton.

     Ronnie served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam.  He worked at Coiner's Scrap Metal and Cycle Systems in Charlottesville.  He was a member of Lake Christian Church and was an avid NASCAR fan.

     In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Marsha Ann (Walton) Stratton; five children,  Ronald "Chip" Stratton, Jr. and wife Robin; Christie Henderson and husband Robert; Amy Stratton; Reuben Christensen and wife Samantha; and Nora Stratton; 11 grandchildren, Zack, Jacob, Matthew, Jamie, Amber, Braydon, Reuben, Jr., Alyssa, Isaiah, Sabrina and Alberto, Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Shyann; a brother, Richard "Red Bird" Stratton; and a sister, Becky Anderson.

     A Time of Remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Fluvanna County SPCA, 5239 Union Mills Rd., Troy, VA 22974.

     Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

     Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com. 

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Mitch and Pat
   Posted Tue September 17, 2013
Ronnie was a good friend and neighbor. During his long illness, he has been sorely missed around Ruritan Lake. Not only will my husband and I miss him but so will our sons when they come to visit. Our condolences go out to all who loved this big hearted man.

Ginger Clark Drumheller
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
So sorry to hear of Ronnie passing and leaving such a great family. I grew up with Ronnie in Fishersville and went through school with him. I know he will be so missed. I will have you all in my prayers and thoughts. Love Ginger Clark Drumheller

Autumn Fortune
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of Ronnie. He was a wonderful guy with a great heart and a spice for life. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around. I will miss him and think of him fondly for the rest of my life. He will be greatly missed and loved always.

paula & arthur widener
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
You will always be missed and thought of thoughout the remainder of our lives. You were like a dad to me.

Rick Mcchesney
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
Ronnie was a friend and neighbor in Fishersville. He played baseball in my back yard. Boy could he smack it! My condolences to the Statton family.

Greg Mitchell
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013
Sad to hear of Ronnie's passing as I will miss seeing him on his four wheeler coming down the old gravel road during hunting season and just shooting the breeze with him. He had a way that you couldn't help but like, may he rest in peace.

Desiree Tomlin
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013
Marsha and family, I am so sorry to learn of Ronnie's passing. He was a wonderful co-worker and employee, always eager to do whatever I asked of him. I learned as much from him as he learned from me. Ronnie made going to work fun for everyone who worked with him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Desiree Derrow Tomlin
Former Site Manager of Charlottesville Site
Cycle Systems, Inc.

Babe Randolph and Jimmy Bryant
   Posted Sat September 21, 2013
Marsha I pray that God gives you strength and guides you. Ronnie was such a caring sweet guy. He always was the life of the party. Remember the party we had on Druid Ave for Christmas? He was so funny and he had so much fun. We will miss him so much but at least he is at peace in heaven and he will always be looking down on you. If you need us you know we are there for you. We love you both

chad martin
   Posted Sat September 21, 2013
I just want to thank God, that Ronnie stratton was a friend of mine. I worked with Ronnie @Pennz 10[texaco express lube] Ronnie was the type of a guy that would give you the shirt of his back[a real stand up guy]. One of my fondest memories of Ronnie was him&Marsha came to my wedding& then on New Years day[1999] he came over to my house in Verona, & I fixed him & Marsha breakfast.
I really am gonna miss you, Ronnie. You are in my thoughts and memories forever.
Chad Martin

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