Ronnie L. McNeal, 50, passed away on Friday, July, 2, 2021, at the Center for Hospice Care, Mishawaka.
Born on June 21, 1971, in Plymouth, he was the son of Gene and Sheila (Green) McNeal.
He attended Plymouth High School. Ronnie and Belinda met in the ninth grade and became high school sweethearts. They were married on Jan. 16, 1992, at the courthouse.
Ronnie worked for MAAX tub making showers and bathtubs as well as Tom’s Tasty Taters making walleye sandwiches and spuds. Known as an extrovert, he loved people, always acting goofy and telling a joke. He was passionate and caring and had a soft heart.
He loved watching NASCAR, especially Kevin Harvick, fishing for pan fish at the Mississinewa Lake, camping, bowling, volunteering at the Blueberry Festival and taking a nap in his favorite chair.
Ronnie left a legacy for his children, reminding them to always be themselves and to put their heart into everything they do.
He is survived by his father, Gene, Plymouth; wife Belinda, Plymouth; children Josh (Melissa) McNeal, Plymouth, Kristen (Cameron) Nelson, Indianapolis, and Kara McNeal, Plymouth; sister Cindy (Jeff) Hunter, Plymouth; brother Gene (Mary) McNeal Jr., Etna Green; grandchildren Madison, Maggie, Maci and Jeffrey; and several nieces and nephews.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila; and his dog, Harley.
Per the family’s request, there will be a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.