Ronald “Ronnie” Dean Poe Jr. passed away Saturday April 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Ronnie was born Oct. 26, 1982 in Carthage.
He Attended school in Carthage and later attended Ozark Technical School in Springfield. He attended the Church of God Holiness in Carthage. Ronnie was an avid KC Chiefs and Mizzou Tigers fan.
Ronnie is survived by his parents Ronald and Barbara Poe of Joplin and Charles and Cindy Watkins of Carthage; his fiancée and soul mate Renae Cookerly of Joplin and there dog Shortstuff, who he called “Daddy’s Baby Baby,” sister Eron Elizabeth Poe and brother J.T. Montgomery of Carthage; grandparents Lee and Margie Ogle of Sarcoxie, Lula Watkins of Elk City, Okla.
Ronnie is also survived by the Aunts and Uncles that follow, Eduardo and Debbie Portillo of Carthage, Don and Cindy Poe of Carthage, Steve and Patty St. Clair of Sarcoxie, Greg and Trina Achterman of Springfield, Vesta Robinson, Gary and Brandy Watkins of Oklahoma City, James and Demitri Watkins of Houston, Texas, Paul and Pat Jackson, Mark and Elaine Adams, Mike Watkins, Doris Watkins, Calvin Watkins, Vivian Watkins, David Watkins all of Elk City, Okla. and a host of cousins and friends.
Ronnie is preceeded in death by his brother Byron Lee Poe and Sister Makayla Ann Poe, Grandparents Rev Melvin and Irma Poe and Walter Watkins. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday April 24, 2013 at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation to Follow at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Contributions can be made to the Church of God Holiness care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.