Ronald C. “Ronnie” Huntley, 73, of Forest City, NC, died Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Atrium Health-Main, Charlotte. Born in Rutherford county, NC, he was the son of the late Eugene Newton “Sardine” Huntley and Gladys England Huntley, and widower of the late Susan B. Huntley. Ronnie was co-owner of G&R Auto Sales, along with his brother Gene, for many years until retirement. Ronnie obtained an Associates Degree from Isothermal Community College and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Forest City where he currently served as Chair of Deacons, sound technician, custodian, and Sunday school teacher. He was a U S Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict and was an avid trout fisherman for many years.
Survivors include his daughters, Tonya Anne Huntley and partner Mardane Owenby of Rutherfordton, NC, and Christy Teague and husband Brad of Forest City, NC, a brother, Gene Huntley and wife Beckie of Rutherfordton, NC, and a sister, Beverly Huntley, of Mooresboro, NC; granddaughters, Katelyn Deviney, Makenna Teague, and Peyton Teague. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Fox officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 pm on Tuesday in the church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 760 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043. The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory is serving the Huntley family. Online condolences may be made at www.padgettking.com.
A live stream of the service will be available on the Facebook page of Bethany Baptist Church https://m.facebook.com/Bethany-Baptist-Church-265134870171806/
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