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Ronnie Tilford Roe

A graveside service for Ronnie Tilford Roe was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana with full military honors. A visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ronnie was born December 1, 1943, in Paris, Kentucky. He was greeted by his Mom and two-year-old sister while his father was serving in WWII (his father had been home on leave nine months earlier).

After his Daddy returned, the family moved onto a tobacco farm where Ronnie and his Daddy worked together until Ronnie joined the Air Force, after graduating from high school in 1961.

As an Airman 2nd class serving in the Philippines, Ronnie had top-secret clearance which makes everyone that knew him later laugh because he could not keep a secret.

The time is here (deer season) when he, his two sons, and grandchildren spent time together at the camp. Ronnie always referred to this weekend as “magical”. We know that Ronnie would hope for the magic to continue as his family searches for the elusive 12-point buck.

His 30-year career with BellSouth was full of stories, pranks, and a little work. It was also the place where he met his loving wife. He excelled at retirement and filled his life with friends, fun, and to-do lists, beginning each morning with the coffee shop gang – educational conversation, politics, and gossip. You knew you were special if you received a text from

Ronnie’s flip phone with uniquely created punctuation emojis.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Dorothy Roe; his sister, Betty Estes; his mother-in-law, Wilma Henry, his brother-in-law, Jim Francisco and many good friends and work buddies.

He is survived by his wife Melinda Roe; siblings, Shirley Francisco, and Dottie Carter and husband, Mike and Teddy Roe; sons, David Roe and wife, Katie and Jamie Roe and wife, Wendy; grandchildren (the lights of his life), Andrew, Gavin, Caleb, Morgan, Pasleigh and Beckham Roe and bonus grandchildren, John David, Grant, and Mary Katherine Murray.

Ronnie departed this life on Thursday, October 27, 2022. We will miss him terribly but are assured that as a born-again Christian, Ronnie now rests in Paradise.

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