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Ronnie Lee Bardill, age 72, of Harriman

Ronnie Lee Bardill, age 72, of Harriman, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at his residence after a short battle with cancer. He was born September 27, 1944 in Oakdale and a graduate of Oakdale High School. Ronnie was a member of The Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harriman. He retired from Y-12 Nuclear Plant as a machinist and was a member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, IAM & AW, Local Lodge 480. Ronnie was also a United States Air Force veteran who served his country proudly during the Vietnam era. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding and his Tennessee Walking Horses. He also enjoyed square dancing with his friend Betty Thompson. Ronnie treasured time spent with his family, especially time with his grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Richie Edwin Bardill; parents, Fred & Lena Bardill; brothers, Roy Bardill; sisters, Joyce Powers and Faye Griffith.

SURVIVORS

Children
Rhonda Ragsdale & husband, Lucas of Kingston
Shelly Smith & husband, Shawn of Kingston
Robin Bardill of South Carolina

Grandchildren
Savannah N. Smith, Allison, Madison & Mason Ragsdale of Kingston

Sisters
Shelby Ellis of Rockwood
Delores Heidle & husband, Louis of Wartburg
Margaret Ruppe of Chattanooga
Marie Brown of New Mexico

Brothers
David Bardill & wife, Judy of Kingston
Charles Bardill of North Carolina

Mother Of His Children
Gloria Bardill of Kingston

A host of extended family and friends

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at The Redeemer Lutheran Church in Midtown with Rev. Michael M. Miller officiating. Graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday at Roane Memorial Gardens with full military honors conducted by the Roane County Honor Guard. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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