Henry Ronald Threadgill


Henry Ronald Threadgill, 89 a native of Waco, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 with his loving family at his side.

Memorial Service: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel at 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.
Family and friends will gather for a light reception from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home. At his request, Ronald will be cremated and laid to rest at Waco Memorial Park at a later date.

Ronald was born on February 3, 1927 in Waco to the late Charles Franklin and Susie Elizabeth Burkhart Threadgill. Graduating in 1944 from Waco High School and at the young age of 17, he voluntarily joined the United States Navy, serving his country honorably. Ronald married the love of his life, Billie Jean Kirk, on January 18, 1947 in Waco. Ronald was a master of building and fixing anything. He enjoyed buying, repairing, and reselling boats. He also enjoyed collecting old radios and clocks. Spending time with his family at the lake house he built brought him great joy. Over the years, Ronald worked for A.O. Smith, Braniff, General Dynamics and retired from Huck Manufacturing after 20 years of service. His work as a machinist and mechanic allowed him to work on heavy equipment and fix anything he was given. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Susie Threadgill; and his four brothers and four sisters.

Ronald will be remembered in love by his wife of 69 years, Billie Threadgill; his three daughters, Linda Clynch and her husband Patrick, Pam Thomason and her husband Barry and Cindy Scott and her husband Tommy; 6 grandchildren, Carrie McNiel, Lindsey Walker and her husband Chad, Daniel Long and his wife Corrie, Rebecca Muska and her husband Brannon, Brett Scott and his wife Maria and Jennifer Thomason; great grandchildren, Claire, Brooke, Gibson, Cathryn, Megan, Ainsley, Bennett, Cannon, Knox, Sophia and Ian; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to all of Ronald’s caregivers.

Memorial donations in Ronald’s honor should be sent to the Friends for Life Adult Day Care in Waco or the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sheri & Mark Stratton

    RIP Mr. Threadgill. Prayers to Mrs. Threadgill and family.

  2. Tina Thornton Balega

    Cindy and the Threadgill Family – I have many good memories of your father and family, from high school days and also through times with C.B. and Jane Kirk’s family. May you all be comforted in this time, knowing he lived a full life with a loving family.

    • Tina– Thank you so much for your kind comments; I have such fun memories of our younger days. We had a sweet celebration of my wonderful Dad with family & friends yesterday. Look me up the next time you come to Texas–so great to hear from you!

  3. So sorry to hear of Mr. Threadgill’s passing. I was glad to of known him for a brief time. Prayers to his family during this time of grief.

  4. linda, i’m so sorry for your loss. you and your family are in my prayers,

    hope Dominguez-reese

  5. Billie and Pam.
    When Butch and I heard that Mr. Threadgill had passed away, Butch began telling how Mr.
    Threadgill had shown him how he had built his pier at Lake Limestone. We also have wainscoting in our lake house because we liked how it looked in his house. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
    Butch and Susan Luce

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