Ronald "Ronnie" William Goolsby, 68, of Montgomery, Alabama, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm on Monday, September 26, 2022, at Green Hills Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Baggett officiating. Pallbearers are Dale Goolsby, Mathew Goolsby, Donald Goolsby, Ian Guerrero, Steve Fulton, and Danny Sanders.
Ronnie was born on January 22, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida to the late Elsie Mae McPherson Goolsby and Willie George Goolsby. He graduated from Crestview High School in 1972 where he played football and baseball. He later attended Troy State University where he was a member of the Troy State Band Color Guard.
Ronnie’s first vocation was as an insurance salesman where he was very successful and won many awards. A few years later he embarked on a new career as co-owner of Vaughn Woods Nursery where he could indulge his love of landscaping and being outdoors. Before retiring, Ronnie spent many years working at Sam’s Club where he was known for his hard work and friendly personality.
Ronnie was always on the go and was often described as a man who never sat still. He was a natural athlete, and he coached little league for many years when his son Justin was growing up. He loved to play golf whenever he could find the time, and he looked forward every year to Alabama Football. Roll Tide!
Ronnie was a natural born charmer who never met a stranger. He met new friends everywhere he went. While he loved to tease, he was a good man who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Ronnie was beloved by his family and friends. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and grandpa.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda Kay Sanders Goolsby; his sister Betty (Ron) Guy; his son, Christopher Justin (Monica) Goolsby; his daughter, Heather Liane (Jose) Guerrero; his grandchildren, Daniella Nicole Goolsby, Mathew Christopher Goolsby, Ian Juaquin Guerrero, Madelyn Penelope Guerrero, Logan Kane Guerrero; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Julianne Goolsby.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.