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Obituary – Ronnie Rhyne (1958 -2024)


Ronnie Eugene Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday February 24, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. Ronnie was born February 3, 1958 in Modesto, California to Danny and Linda (Ballard) Rhyne. He was 66 years old. 

Ronnie attended Waldron High School and later Tulsa Welding School. He was a talented welder, certified in all fields. He traveled across the United States and internationally for work. He especially enjoyed his time in the Aleutian Islands repairing and working on the fishing boats. Ronnie retired from Arkansas Fabricators Specialist in Van Buren, Arkansas. Ronnie enjoyed a good time, fishing, swimming, motorcycles, his Momma’s cooking, gardening, shooting pool, trading cars and time with family. 

Ronnie leaves behind his wife, Marilyn (Ritter) Rhyne of the home; daughters: Riana Rhyne of Barling, Arkansas; Chancey Yandell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Jodi Perry of Poteau, Oklahoma. Poppa Ron will remain in the hearts of his grandsons: Benjamine Yandell, Parker Chrisman, Bryson Jones and Jake Perry. Ronnie is also survived by his parents, Danny and Linda Rhyne of Greenridge, Arkansas; one sister, Dana Chrisman of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Stephen Rhyne; nephews Matt and Jace Chrisman, Bradly Rhyne, Eric, Derek and Dillon Yandell.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his sister Debbie Yandell; paternal grandparents, Ed and Chloe Rhyne; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Grace Ballard and Sam and Lucy Riggs; uncle James Rhyne and aunt Paulette “Polly” (Rhyne) Goble.

Ronnie’s life celebration will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Butch Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being intrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Ronnie’s Pallbearers will be Alan Ritter, Bryan Thompson, Jace Chrisman, Derek Yandell, Steve Rhyne and Eric Yandell. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Men of Arkansas Fabricators. 

Ronnie’s visitation will be prior to his life celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 20254 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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