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Obituary - Mr. Ronnie Ray Gay
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Ronnie Ray Gay
MIDDLEGROUND COMMUNITY -- Mr. Ronnie Ray Gay, age 68, entered the Lord’s house Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. He joined his daughter, Nikki Gay, in paradise.
    Ronnie attended school in Twin City, Ga., and had worked his whole life in the Statesboro area.
    Many knew him as “The Radiator Man”.
    His life was touched by many people, as he saw everyone as equal.
    He was last employed with Sheppard Lumber Company.
    Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lola Gay; his siblings, Cecil, James L., B.L., Larry, Mildred and Arlene Grimes. His daughter, Nikki Gay, was at heaven’s gate to welcome him home.
    He leaves his wife of 41 years, Tammy McBride Gay; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Kristy Gay; a grandson, Austin Gay, all of Statesboro; and a sister, Juanita Ivey, and her husband, Thomas, of Brooklet. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Additional survivors are his special friends, Shelia Cox and Mom Cox, both of Statesboro; and his four-legged companions, Johnny Jones “J.J.” and Sugar “Sissy”.
    The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    The fFuneral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Jarriel officiating. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    Pallbearers will be Gary Smith, Andrew Farley, Larry Hodges, Tony Gay, Bubba David Williams and Kevin Fadden.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Randall and Angie Moon and Thomas and Juanita Ivey.
    Ronnie loved flowers and they will gladly be accepted. For those desiring to make a memorial contribution, the family requests they be directed to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital at or 1-800-478-5833; or the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children at or 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, March 17, 2022
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