McCormick, Ronnie Wayne

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mccormick_ronnie_wayneRonnie Wayne McCormick, 69, OF Northside Road, Newport, departed this life Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2016 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg. Born in Waiteville, W.Va. on January 23, 1947 he was a son of the late Edward and Mattie Surface McCormick. He was a 1967 graduate of Giles High School and was retired from the boiler house at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Elzie McCormick and Jimmy McCormick; and his sisters, Nancy Martin and Sarita Steele.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Frances Atkins McCormick; his sons, Eddie McCormick and his wife Megan of Pearisburg; his stepsons, Jason Higginbotham and his wife Peddie of Maybrook, and Mike and his wife Pam Whitt of Christiansburg; his daughters, Krista Blankenship and her husband Matt of Pembroke; his stepdaughters, Angela and her husband Donald Vaught of Ripplemead, Sherry and her husband Todd Simpkins of Hiwassee, and Jessica Miles and Kevin Bonds of W.Va.; his grandchildren, Amber Sanders, Austin Sanders, Tyler McCormick and Eli McCormick; his beloved stepgrandchildren; and great-grandchild; his brother, Paul McCormick and his wife Jean of Ripplemead; his sisters, Linda Buckland and her husband Sonny of Rich Creek, Ella Dillon of Ohio, and Era Proffit of Salem.

In keeping with Ronnie’s request there will be no public viewing or services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting