Ronald Wayne Gwyn

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Ronald “Ron” Wayne Gwyn, 73, of Waco, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, in Waco.

Graveside Service with military honors: Thursday, 10am,  June 23, 2022, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

A celebration of life: Thursday, June 23, Visitation 6-7pm, Memorial Service, 7 pm.CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service.

After graduating high school in Lott, Texas, Mr. Gwyn enlisted into the Navy. As a proud member of the Navy, he completed 24 years’ of service and achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, W4. Throughout his years of service, he was known as Gunner Gwyn. Mr. Gwyn traveled the world with his family. After retiring, Mr. Gwyn graduated from TSTC, Golf Course and Landscape Management Program. Later he began his tenure as an instructor for this program. Retiring again, he became an Assistant Superintendent for the White Bluff Resort. He enjoyed rebuilding the two golf courses and spending his days on the course.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Conally and Anna Gwyn; brother, Johnnie Gwyn; sister and husband, Connie and RW Hailey; and father-in-law, Calvin “Speedy” Prince.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Wayne and Jessica Gwyn; daughter, Prissy Allen; grandchildren, Cole Allen, Kate Gwyn and Nathan Gwyn; his honorary grandchildren, Scotty Blattman and Aislinn Ohrstrom. He is also survived by Lee Wayne Prince and Debora McIngvale, Janet Prince, Randy and Ellen Prince, Suzanne Gwyn, Bob Hailey, Bert and Roxanne Hailey, Barry and Lyn Hailey, and many great nieces and nephews.

Ron “Papaw” was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He coached Cole in little league baseball, traveled to Elko, Nevada to spend time with Kate and Nathan. He was very proud of his grandchildren and witnessing all of their accomplishments.

Memorial donations may be made to Volunteer Services Council for Waco Center for Youth. Information to make a donation can be found at

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

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Condolence Messages

  1. Henrietta Mulsow Adams

    Sending Prayers for the families. So Sorry hear about Ronnie. A Classmates from Lott

  2. Mike and Nora Orrson

    To the Gwyn Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a great neighbor and we enjoyed spending time with him, he will be missed. May he rest in peace.
    Nora and Mike

  3. Nora Tindell. (TSTC)

    Ron was one of the best friends and co workers. Know matter the situation big or small we could always hear him say “it ain’t nothing but a thang”. We were a family at TSTC and I’m so proud to call Ron my friend. I’m sorry t hat our gang didn’t get together more often just to stay caught up with our families which Ron talked about proudly.
    Rest In Peace my friend. Will always cherish our memories.

  4. He truly was the best of the best in every way you could imagine. I remember a very meaningful day that he came to a Vacation Bible School I was working and he told the
    awestruck students all about the Holy Helos
    ( helicopters)flying onto the aircraft carrier to lead Sunday church services. I don’t think anyone forgot his precious presentation in his Navy uniform to boot. I know a thousand other great things to say , but I’ll leave to “he is my pick of the bunch” love you always

  5. Robert Tindle

    We were so sorry to hear of Ronnes passing. Our hearts and prayers are with your family. We would love yo attend the service but we are out of town and will not be able to.

  6. Thank you all for your Condolences. I would also like to say sorry for your loss because I know my Dad was a good friend that loved ya’ll as well.

  7. Nancy Neal Queen

    Sorry for your loss for Ronnie was a grade under me in school . He was one of a kind , always helping Pepeople . He was from a great family that I growed up with in school . Prayers for comfort in your loss !! 🙏❤️🙏

  8. My condolences to the family. Ronnie and I started school together in the first grade and finished at Lott High. He was a good friend, always looking on the bright side. Looking back at our school days I have so many fond memories of some of the fun and sometimes down right silly things we did. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

  9. John & Marva Frazier

    We were saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Praying peace and comfort to you. He was such a nice guy.

  10. Fred and Kathy Zabarsky

    Such a great loss. May his family have all happy memories. He was a great neighbor.
    Fred and Kathy Zabarsky

  11. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. My heart was just broken to hear of this news-
    Everyone loved Ron! He will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers with all of you as you grieve through this loss.
    Trudy Cain

  13. Carolyn Buxkemper Dutton

    I went to school with Ronnie fromthe 1st through the 12 th grade at Lott. He was a good guy and very athletic and so competitive. I still remember at one of the high school games where I thought Coach Ward was going to kill Ronnie because he was playing so hurt and could hardly stand and Coach Ward kept putting Ronnie back in the game because Ronnie kept begging him to! It was so hard to watch. Ronnie’s dad even went down on the sideline and talked to Coach Ward and asked him not to put Ronnie in again and back in the game Ronnie went again! That was how competitive he was! May he rest in peace!

  14. My heart breaks for your loss. My fondest memory of Ronnie was the sound of his laugh. May your memories be held close to mend your hearts and the love you shared strengthen you along with the great comforter.

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