Ronnie Grace, age 55, of Sturgis, went home to be with his Lord Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich.
He was born Sept. 9, 1953, in Cornettsville, Ky., a son to the late Clay and Nancy (Spurlock) Grace.
He had been a resident of Sturgis since 2000, moving here from the Mottville area. He previously lived in Michigan City, Ind., Paris, Tenn., Puryear, Tenn., Louisville, Ky., and Hazard, Ky.
On May 25, 2001, in LaGrange, Ind., he married Ginger Yake.
He had worked as a truck driver, cab driver, and in various factory jobs in the towns he had lived in.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and family; watching sporting events, the news and weather; and finding a good deal on things.
Surviving are his wife, Ginger; four children, Joshua Grace and Mackenzie Grace both of Sturgis, Mich., Michael Grace of Michigan City, Ind., and Jennifer Grace of Louisville, Ky.; a step-son, David Zook of Lake Odessa, Mich.; two grandchildren, Heather Parker of Louisville, Ky., and Triston Grace of Michigan City, Ind.; one great-granddaughter, Ariana Torres of Louisville, Ky.; nine brothers and sisters, Charles Grace, Margaret Brashear, Imanell Caudill, Raymond Grace, Carol Suter, Alberta Atkins, Claude Grace, Randy Grace and Zelma Prestley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Tommy and Bobby Grace.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.
A gathering and time of sharing will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.