Ronald Monroe Slyter

Ronald Monroe Slyter, 79, of Hewitt, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Memorial Service: Thursday April 14, 2016 at 1:00PM at Peace Church of Waco, 4800 West Waco Drive, Waco, Texas, with Pastor Mike Chance and Johnny Curry officiating

He attended Roosevelt High School in Portland Oregon and graduated in 1954, then graduated Portland University in 1958 with a B.S. degree. Later he attended the University of Maine with 12 sm. hrs. University of Utah from 1974-1976. Also, Baylor University from 1979-1981 with MBA degree.
Military: Ronald retired a Major in the United States Air Force from 1958-1979. Navigator Radar Weapons System, Officer, Bombardier, Instructor Navigator, Operations Manager, Chief Flight Simulator Facility, Flight Simulator Instructor, Air to Air Weapons Techniques Instructor, Sqdn. Executive Officer/Chief of Wing Scheduling Flight Commander, and Disaster Preparedness Officer.
Relevant Experience included Programmer/Analyst–Texas Instruments-Dallas Texas, May 1981- July 1982. Ronald designed and wrote COBOL applications programs, design enhancements as well the rewriting of COBOL programs that he worked through computing systems.
Ronald attended Calvary Assembly of God in Robinson, Texas. He was a Sunday School Teacher, ran sound equipment, recording equipment, cassette tape duplicating, and was in Choir. Later in life, he attended Eagles Eye Bible Fellowship with Pastor Johnny Curry where he was apart of the worship team and assisted with Bible Studies for 17 years.
Hobbies included but were not limited to Chess, swimming, tennis, raquet ball, skiing, and he also taught music for 4 yrs the accordion.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Hilda Slyter of Portland, Oregon. He was survived by his wife of 8 yrs, Mary C. Slyter. Other survivors included his children, Veronica and Greg Jones, Ron and Rene Slyter, and Lori all of Waco, Tx; Heather and David Jeanes of College Station, Mary and Joel Isbell and Debbie Guinn of Teague, TX, James and Mark Trussell of Hewitt, TX; and Karen Tucker of Hewitt, TX and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss you but will hold fast to the precious memories in our hearts! A very special Thank-you to Baylor Scott & White Hospice!!!

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  1. My heart breaks for the sorrow I know Pa’s (Ronald Monroe Slyter Sr.) family is feeling. For thirty one years he has been a part of my life and his impact on it has been profound. He and his dear departed wife of 45 years, Carolyn,”adopted” me as one of their children when his oldest daughter, Veronica, and I became friends. He exemplified good character, honor, love, wisdom, patience, and the pure simple joys of life to be found in every day. His shoes cannot be filled by any other. I will take comfort in knowing that this wonderful man of God is in the arms of his savior Jesus now.

    Come with me
    to Depoe Bay.
    Smell the salt in the air,
    Feel the mist in your hair.
    Hear the spouting horn
    As the waves comes in,
    See the whales at play.
    I see the sparkle in your eye
    Hear your giggle
    Quiet contemplation,
    the majesty of God’s hands
    Sit for a spell
    Saltwater taffy in hand
    Hear the gulls as they call
    over the rocks in flight.
    The waves come in
    Crashing like thunder,
    Rolling out with a sigh.
    Gazing out to where
    Sky meets sea.
    Here were your beginnings,
    here is where I let go of your hand.
    Sail on sweet Pa
    Eternity waits.

  2. Pa (Ronald Monroe Slyter Sr) you were a wonderful man that many cherished. I was lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life as part of the adapted family. I know your proud of all you’re children Ronnie daughter in law Rene (wife to Ronnie) Veronica son in law Greg ( married to Veronica.) Heather son in law David (Married to Heather) and Lori, and grand children Kyrstal Kathryn Destiny Trey Nathan Hope and Miranda you’re great grand children Jonathan and Jaymes. Its hard to let go of such a beautiful man father and grandfather and great grandfather. With sadness and a heavy heart as we all lay to rest near and far we know one thing your singing with Angles and finally dancing with Ma as she’s waited patiently for your arrival at Golden gates of heaven. Here’s to you Pa no more pain and no more suffering and a long lived happy beautiful life. You will be missed greatly. To all our family Aunt Veronica Uncle Greg Aunt Heather uncle David, uncle Ronnie Aunt Rene and Krystal Kathryn Destiny Trey Hope Nathan Jonathan and Jaymes I love you. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Pa is forever with us in our hearts and minds and this will be where he continues to live through all of us. Keep God close to all our hearts.

  3. Krystal Jones (Ronald Slyters grandchild)

    I loved my dearest grandpa so very much. I’ll miss him so. I praise God that Pa is finally at home in heaven with my Mimi (Carolyn slyter), his first wife and love of his life, and that he’s finally not suffering anymore. He’s where he has wanted to be for 11 years. Pa will always be with us. Watching over his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren till we see him again.

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