Ludwig, Ronald Clark

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Ronald (Ronnie) Clark Ludwig, of Shawsville, VA, passed away on January 16, 2020. He was born in Strasburg, Virginia, on May 18, 1939, to Agnes Crabill Ludwig and Carol Ludwig, with an older brother, Ty. Ronnie spent 4 years in the Marines. He married Robyn Renner and had 3 children, Cheryl, Greg, and Roger. They were married for 37 years.

Ronnie began work with Southern Railway (later Norfolk Southern Railroad) and received 2 degrees in Criminology. The railroad took his family to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He served as a railroad detective until his retirement in 1995, when he moved to Shawsville, Virginia. Ronnie was predeceased by his father, mother, brother, and son Roger.

He is survived by Millie Steen (of 25 years), and 2 children, Cheryl and Greg. Ronnie will be missed dearly by all his “friends in the hollow”, who he always helped in any way possible. Ronnie never met a stranger, and Ronnie and Millie always welcomed everyone into their home. Thank you to Rick and Cindy Keller, Joe Campbell, and Donna and Jerry Pridemore for all their help. Thanks to Charlie Gentry and Steve Grubb for their support at the VA during Ronnie’s time there. At the VA, Dr. Chad Cavicchio and nurse Carroll Copen were very kind and thorough. Thank you to Carilion Hospice for all their kindness and excellent support.

“Fair thee well, friend. We will all miss you!
Our hearts are heavy to lose such a good friend.”

Ronnie’s Memorial Service will be at Sowder’s Chapel Baptist Church on Alleghany Spring Road in Shawsville, VA, on February 1, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Pastor Lanny Belcher will lead the service.