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Ronald Paul Shirell

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Ronald Paul Shirell

Ronald Paul Shirell was born on March 30, 1947 in Long Beach, California to Paul James Shirell and Ruby Marie (Harris) Shirell. He passed from this earth on April 30, 2022 at the age of 75 in Chicago, Illinois.

Ron loved to hunt and fi sh as well as rescuing animals that might not have had a chance at life. He loved spending time with family and friends. He coached tee-ball and little league football and was known to most of the kids (and some adults) as Papa Ron. He served in the army as Airborne Special Forces and as a Ranger. He served three tours in Vietnam. He was wounded twice and also served as a Vietnamese interpreter. Although he had many jobs through the years, most will remember him as a pawnbroker and bail bondsman.

On April 10, 1982, he married Kayla Canny in California. In 1990 they moved to Wetumka, Oklahoma and made it their home.

Ron preceded in death by his father and mother, as well as his paternal and maternal grandparents

Survivors include his wife, Kayla, of the home; his son, Dean Rago, and his wife, Karen, of Georgia; his daughter, Victoria Harden, and her husband, Jeremy, of Wetumka; his daughter, Robin Grizzle, and her partner, Jacky Lane, of Noble, Oklahoma; Virginia Jaggars and her husband, Shaun, of Wetumka, Oklahoma; his son, Ronald L. Shirell, and his wife, Alexandria, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; as well as eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Judy of California, Sara June of Idaho, and Carolina of Florida; along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ronald Paul Shirell will be held at the Wetumka First Assembly of God Church on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 1:00pm.