Ronnie Harrison Wynne

November 16, 1950 - August 25, 2019
Ronnie Harrison Wynne

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Ronnie Harrison Wynne, was born November 16, 1950 in Martin County. Ronnie always loved sports. He played football, baseball and basketball as long as he could hold a ball! He graduated from Williamston High School in 1969 as a Williamston Green Wave and went on to play semi professional baseball for the Oakland As. When he returned to Martin County, he played softball and was a referee for multiple sports.
Ronnie worked in law enforcement his entire career. He began with the Martin County Sheriff's Department, and retired from University Health Systems Police Department in Greenville, NC.
The most important part of Ronnie's life was his family, and it was evident in everything he did. He was a husband, a father, a brother in law, and a Boom Boom. He is survived by his wife, Maggie and his daughters: Maria Yost (husband, Gregg Yost) of Washington, NC and Beth Terlep (husband, Matt Terlep) of Hilo, Hawaii. He has 6 grandchildren, who called him Boom Boom: Kanani Terlep, Cody Stalls, Seth Stalls, Jacob Yost, Kekoa Terlep, and Kawika Terlep.
The family will celebrate his final "at bat" at one of his favorite places! Join us at 10:00am Friday August 30, Barnes Field at Skewarkee Park. We will celebrate his life with the many stories of Ronnie Wynne!
in lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Williamston Youth Baseball c/o Steve Barnes 200 N. Edgewood Avenue, Williamston, NC 27892.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Wynne family.

Life Celebration

Friday, August 30, 2019
10:00 AM

Barnes Field at Skewarkee Park - Directions
South McCaskey Road
Williamston, NC 27892

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  • October 25, 2019
    Christopher & Rupert Everhart says:
    So sorry to hear of Boom Boom's passing. Mama, Beth & Maria you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • September 04, 2019
    Denny Jenkins says:
    I would like to offer belated condolences to the family. I played baseball with Ronnie in high school and also had the pleasure of working with him while I was working with a local newspaper and he was a detective. Ronnie was an inspiration on the diamond and did a lot to encourage both me and others throughout life.
    His efforts as a teammate will be remembered and his friendship and encouragement in life sorely missed.

  • August 30, 2019
    Joey Johns says:
    Ronnie was a great guy and terrific athlete. Many times enjoyed watching him play ball. Condolences to his family.

  • August 30, 2019
    Dolores Morgan says:
    Sending love to you, Maria, & your family. I'm from RCCC.

  • August 29, 2019
    Michele Merryman says:
    Meeting Boom Boom at Beth's wedding was a joy. Who knew this athlete could dance a swing. I think he was teaching me a West Coast Swing. I know He is dancing in heaven when he's not playing ball. You will be missed here on earth though we have hope that we will see you again in a better place. All our ALOHA to the family.

  • August 28, 2019
    Randy Lee says:
    Even though I have been gone from Williamston about 45 yrs, I will never forget the success of The Williamston Green Wave sports programs during the the time Ronnie was a player. I was a childhood friend raised in the same neighborhood and cherished our relationship. He loved competing ,excelled in sports, and was always willing to put the work ethic necessary, and I always felt that he would excel in whatever he chose to do. He was a team player and one that would never back down from difficult or new challenges. Williamston was very fortunate and blessed to have had an athlete and person like Ronnie. May God Bless the family and may they cherish the memories!

  • August 28, 2019
    Janet Jones Whitfield Elmassian says:
    I've known Ronnie all my life. His mother Mamie was my great aunt Reatha's sister,
    I was reunited with Ronnie many years later at Sunnyside. I called him the mayor.
    So sorry for your loss. He was much too young.
    He will be missed. Our trips to Sunnyside from Myrtle Beach will never be the same,

  • August 28, 2019
    Ola Miller says:
    Maria I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  • August 28, 2019
    Sammy Roberson says:
    My heartfelt condolences to the family. I played baseball and football with Ronnie at Williamston. He was a great teammate and a fierce competitor. His wit and sense of humor will be missed.

  • August 28, 2019
    Donnie & Linda Waters says:
    Our condolences to Maggie and family. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  • August 27, 2019
    Richard Wilson says:
    I taught science and coached girls basketball at WHS, 1968-69. Since I was there this one school year, I will tell only one story about Ronnie Wynne. We had away varsity basketball games on Friday. We returned home late Friday night. I had a girls JV team to play Hertford on Saturday morning. We needed a referee. Who do I call? Ronnie of course. "Ronnie, can you come referee our basketball game this morning?" Ronnie said, "I really feel bad. I think I have the flu." I said, "I'm sorry you're sick. I'm afraid we'll have to cancel the game." Ronnie said, "I'll be right there!" So even though I haven't hear Ronnie Wynne say "I'll be right there!" for fifty years, you have. God blessed you with Ronnie all these years. Thanks be to God!

  • August 27, 2019
    Steve Trowell says:
    My condolences to Ronnie's family. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to travel to away Riverside baseball games with Ronnie and my in-laws and hear all the stories about their days playing softball together. He was a kind thoughtful person. Rest easy my friend.

  • August 27, 2019
    Bobby Spruill says:
    I was raised in Windsor, NC and got to know Ronnie my junior year. I remember him as a great athlete. Although we were rivals, I respected him and the caliber person he was then and how great he turned out. Rest In Peace Green Wave! Bobby Spruill, Terre Haute, Indiana

  • August 27, 2019
    Terri Perry says:
    Condolences and prayers in this needed time of bereavement. Gonna miss my "SUNSHINE"

  • August 27, 2019
    Laurence Lilley says:
    My condolences to Maggie and all of Ronnie's family. My being 4 years younger Ronnie was a legend to me. One day I was walking home from practice at Skewarkee. Ronnie had graduated and been in the A's organization. He picked me up and gave me a ride home- the coolest thing that had ever happen to me.

  • August 27, 2019
    Kim VanNortwick says:
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man. I know him and my Mom are doing some talking and catching up. RIP Ronnie.

  • August 26, 2019
    Susie Beach says:
    Ronnie will certainly be missed. He loved baseball and the "boys". He encouraged them and supported them even when he really should have been out of the heat. I'm so glad he made through Cody's senior season. My prayers are for all of the family.

  • August 26, 2019
    Jennifer S Liverman says:
    Ronnie, you will be missed. We had some great times over our years. What a wonderful friendship all of us had together. Randy really appreciated having you as a friend and classmate. Maggie, love and prayers to you and your family.

  • August 26, 2019
    Gary Gardner says:
    Ronnie and I have been friends and teammates for as long as I can remember. We played softball all over North Carolina and even on Long Island NY. He was our "straw that stirred the drink!" My condolences to the family. Maggie, I love you. Go rest high upon that mountain, Prince! #44 forever!

  • August 26, 2019
    Vivian Parker says:
    Ronnie will be missed. He never knew a stranger. I can see him playing baseball now. So very sorry for your loss.

  • August 26, 2019
    Fred Nelson says:
    Maggie and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ronnie was a good man. we will miss him very much