Ronald Anthony DeBonee, 66, of Parkton , N.C. , passed away April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parent, Anthony S. and Yvette Gaudette DeBonee. He will forever be remembered as a loving dad and “Gypaw”.
He was an Air Force Retiree, serving in Vietnam, receiving the Purple Heart, Medal of Honor and Combat Action Ribbon. He also was a member of the Air Force Sgt. Association and Purple Heart Organization. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was an American war hero!
He is survived by his daughters, Rikkie Hollins and fiance’, Ezekial James Plesha Bartel, Joyanna Chao; granddaughters, Karlee Sirry and fiance’, Brandon Hollins, Grace Sirry, Sidnee Sirry, Christa Chao; Great Grandson, Dakota Hollins; brother, Dennis DeBonee; sister, Denise Kamm Martin. There will be a Wake from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Maberry Funeral Home in Floyd. He will be laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.