William Ronald North

03/13/1945 - 06/14/2022

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William Ronald North

03/13/1945 - 06/14/2022

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Obituary For William Ronald North

William Ronald North, Sr., age 77 of Richlands passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022. Ronnie was born on March 13, 1945 in Richlands to the late Rommie Otis and Mary Melton North. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Joe, Leon, Jake, Durwood, Robert, Claude “Punch”, and RO, Jr. North; sisters, Rebecca Melton, Peggy Thompson and Mary Elizabeth Stephens.
Ronnie is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 56 years, Rebecca Ann North; son, William “Bill” R. North, Jr, of Richlands, NC; daughter, Jenny R. Cubas, of Richlands, NC; grandchildren, Caroline R. and Cameron M. Cubas, of Richlands, NC.
If there was anyone that gave of themselves on a daily basis it would have been Ronnie North. He was such a kind and caring man and was well thought of and respected in the Richlands community. Many people remember him for his BBQ Benefits and managing the local drive-in, “Toot-n-Tell It”. He was always there to lend a hand. He was honored to win the Legacy Award in 2015. Ronnie had a wonderful sense of humor and never met a stranger. He volunteered for many years at the Richlands Volunteer Fire Department. After many years of coaching softball for the high school, the softball field at Richlands High School was named after Ronnie. He had enjoyed many years as a custodian and teacher assistant at the high school. There are so many wonderful memories that Richlands has when they think of Ronnie North but will always come back to his kindness towards others. Although he is no longer with us, he will surely be missed by all who knew him. We will carry him in our hearts forever.
A Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home, 210 W. Hargett Street, Richlands, NC 28574 followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 pm, also at Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands Chapel. A Committal Service will be at 3:00 pm at Onslow Memorial Park, 3280 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
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Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands Chapel is honored to serve the family of Ronnie North.

Services

20 Jun

Visitation

01:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Johnson Funeral Home - Richlands 210 Hargett Street Richlands, NC 28574 Get Directions »
20 Jun

Funeral Service

02:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Johnson Funeral Home - Richlands 210 Hargett Street Richlands, NC 28574 Get Directions »
20 Jun

Interment

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Onslow Memorial Park 3280 Richlands Hwy Jacksonville, NC 28540 Get Directions »
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  • 07/09/2022

  • 06/23/2022

    Although, I have been removed from Richlands now for almost 50 years, I shall never forget the entire North Family, from Mr. Rommie, and Mr. Rommie's Sister, Mrs. Eddie North Mills, and all that family to Ronnie's brothers, and sisters, and his wife, the former Becky Smith. In fact, I have fond memories of the Norths, and The wonderful memories of "The Toot, and Tell It. Being that I "left" Richlands so long ago, I was not made aware of all the contributions that Ronnie had given to "The Town of Perfect Water". One particular memory dealing with Ronnie was his capacity to make some of the best pit- cooked barbecue, Cole slaw, and hushpuppies that were even better than Parker's Barbecue in Greenville, or Wilbur's Barbecue in Goldsboro. My sincerest sympathies to all Ronnie's relatives. He truly was one of a kind. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the "old faces" in the pictorial homage to Ronnie's life. I "loved' seeing Ronnie with his first cousin, Clifton Mills. I have been, and still am very close to the entire family of "Miss" Eddie North Mills, be they be living, or dead. Great memories of some of Richlands' finest. May you RIP, Ronnie North. This message is from another of Richlands' native sons who "grew up" just down the way from North Town. Kirk Lanier Nicholson of NYC, NY who used to live on the corner of Nicholson street, and Franck Avenue.

  • 06/19/2022

    I am so saddened to hear of the news that one of my childhood coaches has passed away. Mr Ronnie North is forever engrained in the fiber of my childhood. Mr North knew the value of the small things and fostering relationships with his players. He was a pillar of our community and absolutely one of the greatest influences in my life. His legacy will 100% live on in our town and the lives he has touched. Prayers for all of Mr. North's family as our town mourns the passing of a great man.

  • 06/19/2022

    Becky and Family, so sorry to hear of Ronnie passing. Love and prayers

  • 06/19/2022

    Ronnie was always willing to lend a hand when you needed one. His good hearted nature and selfless nature made him a special human being. My deepest condolences on his passing. He is with God now and will always be watching over those he loved. May he rest in peace. 🙏🏼

  • 06/17/2022

    Ronnie was truly one of a kind.I will always have a special place in my heart for Ronnie and his family. He was there to support me first and foremost as his friend because that was the kind of man he was. I leaned on Ronnie a great deal during my time coaching and teaching at Trexler and then later at Richlands, it was then I truly got to know him and his wonderful loving family.We had a special relationship and cared deeply for one another. My deepest sympathies goes out to his entire family.I will miss him and Richlands will miss him.Sincerely,Kevin Wilson

  • 06/17/2022

    With deepest sympathy to the family. He was always very helpful and caring and always had a smile He had a wonderful Family.from Beulah Parker Canady. Richlands.n.c

  • 06/16/2022

  • 06/16/2022

    Sorry to hear about Ronnie. He was one of the best friends anyone could have...Our prayers are with the family.....Barry & Marian Jones

  • 06/16/2022

    Becky and Family, I am sorry to hear Ronnie passed away. You and your family have my Deepest sympathy. Love and prayers.

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