Ronnie James Greenley


Mr. Ronnie James Greenley, 88, husband of Betty Ruth Greenley and a resident of Atlantic, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born Nov. 13, 1930, in St. Francis, Kan., he was the son of the late James Greenley and Lucille Greenley Atkins. Mr. Greenley served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring as chief aviation jet mechanic, following a 20-year career of service.

Mr. Greenley was a member of Atlantic Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and was involved in many aspects of church life. He was a longtime member of the former Atlantic District Ruritan Club, in which he served several terms as president. He worked with the Accomack County Community Services Board and was an associate member of the Atlantic Volunteer Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Kevin Greenley (Sandra) and Mark Greenley (Nadine); granddaughter, Jessica G. Waterfield (David); grandsons, Tyler Greenley and Troy Greenley; half-brother, Kerry Atkins; sister-in-law, Ellen Gay Fisher; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two half-brothers and one half-sister.

Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, with the Rev.Richard Inman and the Rev. Maury Enright officiating.  Interment with military honors will followed in the John W. Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Temperanceville.

Memorial donations may be made to Atlantic Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 207, Atlantic, VA  23303, or to Atlantic Baptist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Audrey Furness, 33190 Taylor Farm Road, Temperanceville, VA  23442.

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Arrangements were made by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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