Ronnie F. Brunson

Ronnie F. Brunson, 75, of Elm Mott, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at a local hospital.

Funeral Service: 10AM Wednesday, July 1st at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Crenshaw officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Ross.

Visitation: 5 to 7PM Tuesday, June 30th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Ronnie was born November 9, 1944 in Henderson to Richard C. and Marjorie Ann (Slovacek) Brunson. He graduated from New London High School in 1963. Ronnie attended Kilgore College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baylor University in 1967. Ronnie married the love of his life, Lynetta Gilbreath on August 26, 1967 in Elm Mott. He then was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. He then started his professional career in 1970 with Shell Oil Co. in Houston; then returned to Waco in 1980, working for Center of Occupational Research and Development (CORD), Fortenberry Insurance Agency, and finally with Equalizer for 15 years, retiring in 2018. Ronnie especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, and spending time with his family.

Ronnie was a member of NRA, a former deacon of Elm Mott First Baptist Church, a member of Parkview Baptist Church, Sam B. Crawford Masonic Lodge #1418 in New Caney, and Waco Rotary Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Lynn Brunson.

Survivors include wife of 52 years, Lynetta E. Brunson of Elm Mott; sons, Robert Joe Brunson of Ft. Worth, and Bradley Dewayne Brunson and wife Stephanie of Lacy Lakeview; granddaughters, Audrey Lynn Brunson, Meredith Sue Brunson, and Breanna Kay Brunson; and sister, Patricia Ann Brunson of Benbrook.


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

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Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences. Sending prayers of strength and healing.

  2. Cyndi Snokhous

    Praying for all of you during this time of sorrow. May the Lord uphold you with His Powerful Arms of mercy, grace, and strength.
    Cyndi (Thomas) Snokhous

  3. Lynn & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and safe.

  4. Randy & Denise Ragdale

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brunson family.

  5. Steve Fortenberry

    What a guy – Had the pleasure of working with both Ronnie and Lynn. Stay in prayer. My condolences to Lynn and family.

  6. Barbara (Harwell) Jean

    Lynn & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ron was a wonderful person. I have so many great memories of Ron and all of you in all of our years at Elm Mott First Baptist Church. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. All of you have had and will always have a special place in my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you His Comfort, Peace and Strength right now and in the days ahead. I love all of you very much.

  7. Cynthia Sykora

    Stephanie, Brad and Girls,
    I am deeply sorry to hear about your father and grandfather’s passing. I know how hard this is on a family.
    Prayers for your peace and strength today, tomorrow and the days ahead.

    Cyndi Sykora

  8. Debbie Blanton

    Fond memories of singing in the choir at FBC ElmMott with Ron in the lead. He was a kind and caring man and will be missed by all that knew him. May your sweet memories and God’s Love comfort you all through the coming days.

  9. To Lynn and the family..
    I was blessed to know and work with Ron and Lynn in the insurance industry. I have fond memories of conversations and his tough hold the line discipline. I respected Ron and was blessed to be his friend. He is missed but I know that heaven has gained an angel. My condolences to the family and I will be praying for your peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. God Bless You.

  10. Shanon Campbell

    Thoughts and Prayers with you Lynn. Sincere Condolences for you and your family.

    Shanon Campbell

  11. Jimmy and Carolyn Shilling

    Lynn and family, we are so sorry to hear that this world has lost such a sweet and caring man. Our family has such wonderful memories of our time in ElmMott. We pray for peace and comfort at this difficult time. We love you and will have you in our prayers.

  12. Martha Higginbotham Johnson

    So very sorry to hear this. I went to school with Ronnie at New London until the ninth grade. My sincere condolences to the family!!!

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Mr Brunson death. My the Lord
    be with you all doing this time. You all will be in my thoughts.

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