James Ronald Lashley

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James Ronald Lashley, age 86, born on May 1, 1935, to William Jennings Lashley and Lucille Mallory Lashley in the Paramore Community of Jackson County passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, with his family by his side.

Ronald was a man of great faith. He was a Veteran of the US Navy who proudly served his country during the Korean War. Ronald enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles. He retired from Apalachee Correctional Institution in 1989 after 32 years of dedicated service to the State of Florida. He loved nothing more than a road trip to the mountains with his wife Juanita while stopping to shop in flea markets and “swap meets” on the way. Ronald was committed to family and his children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. He lived a good life, made many friends and helped others when he could. Ronald will be missed, but never forgotten.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jack Watts.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Juanita Watts Lashley; his children, Deanna Lashley Mills (Stacy) and Jamey Lashley (Gaye); a sister, Helen Perrigo (John); two brothers, Howard Lashley (Louise) and Glenn Lashley (Linda); three sisters in law, LaDon Moneyham, Patsy Cambron and Annette Tolar; four grandchildren, Meredith Mills Kurczaba (Michael), Chad Lashley, Mallory Lashley, and Pierson Lashley as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Big Bend Hospice for the special love and care shown to Mr. Ronald and the family during his final days.

Funeral Services will be held in the chapel of McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, FL on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 10:00 AM CT with Rev. Charles Kleiser officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge, Florida.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

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