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Ronald Golon DeJarnette

February 21, 1938 - November 28, 2021

Ronald Golon DeJarnette, 83, of Lynchburg went home to be with the Lord,  Sunday, November 28, 2021. He was the husband of Jean Marr DeJarnette.

Ronald was born in Halifax County, Virginia on February 21, 1938. A son of the late Drewie L. DeJarnette and Maggie Maddox DeJarnette. Ronald honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Ronald attended Lynchburg College and graduated from CVCC with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was retired as a police officer after 27 years of service to his community in the Lynchburg Police Department with the city of Lynchburg. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion Post #16, and member of Brookhill Wesleyan Church. Ronald loved music, which included Country and Blue Grass music. He loved God, his country, and especially his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Ronald “Matt” DeJarnette of Lynchburg, his daughters: Patricia D. Cross of Lynchburg, Rhonda D. Ellington (Randy) of Appomattox County, Jacqueline D. Raines (Chris) of Amherst County, and Mary Beth Flowers (Reggie) of Lynchburg, one brother, Drewie DeJarnette, Jr. (Debbie) of Goode, one sister Juanita DeJarnette Tyree of Lynchburg, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George C. DeJarnette and James R. DeJarnette, and one sister Betty DeJarnette Martin.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

A Celebration of Ronald’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, at Brookhill Wesleyan Church with Pastor Brian Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial contributions to the Campbell County Rescue Squad, 155 Rainbow Forest Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Click here to view Ronald’s tribute video

A Celebration of Ronald’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, at Brookhill Wesleyan Church with Pastor Brian Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial contributions to the Campbell County Rescue Squad, 155 Rainbow Forest Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

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So sorry for your loss.I will keep you in my prayers. The video tribute was beautiful.

Posted by Teresa Williams on December 3, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss, I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Debie C Dodson on December 2, 2021

Sorry to read the news on Ron. I dealt with him on the job and he was a person I always enjoyed seeing. We always talked old times and he had a memory second to none . I don't think there was anything he didn't recall especially when it came to police work. He was always pleasant. I will miss him.

Posted by Stuart Porter on December 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during the difficult days ahead. Many fond memories of Ronnie over the years. I know he will be greatly missed. Such a good man. Love you all. Janet & Bobby

Posted by Janet Thurman on December 1, 2021

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