DICKINSON — Ronald Franklin Loomis, a longtime resident of Dickinson, TX passed away on April 20, 2020 at the age of 66. He was born in Galveston, TX on 4/30/53 and graduated from Ball Superior University in Galveston. He proudly attended Texas A&M where he earned a degree in Environmental Style and design (Architecture).
Ronnie was preceded in demise by his father, Gus, and his mother, Dorothy (Dottie) Loomis and his sister, Melinda Bonevento and Uncle Michael Loomis, Sr. and wife, Helen Loomis and their son, Gus M. Loomis.
He is survived by his sister, Connie K. Magliolo and brother-in-regulation, Joseph C. Magliolo, Jr., nieces Katherine (Kat) Magliolo and Alexandra Heins and partner Anthony Heins and their youngsters, Annabel and Amelia.
He is also survived by many cousins and family: brother-in-law Frank Bonnevento, niece Angela Kodess and partner Jason Kodess, their daughters, Danielle Kodess, Jessica Kodess and her daughter Isabell, nephew Frank, Jr. and wife Jennifer and son Frankie, Andrew Loomis, Michael Loomis, Jr. and wife Jane, Hamilton and spouse Sabrina and their son Bo, Michael Loomis III (Mikie) and wife Veronica and their daughters Ruby and Scarlett, and Mikie’s mother, Diane Malett.
A memorial is staying held on Saturday, August 28th at 10:30 AM at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 705 Church Road in Galveston with a reception subsequent at 1880 Garten Verein — 2704 Avenue O also in Galveston.
Ronnie was a legitimate Renaissance Man who experienced quite a few capabilities and skills and labored hard to be the very best at everything he set his thoughts to. He had a true “joie de vivre” mindset. He was also a incredibly aggressive and competent athlete who was rapidly and sturdy. He performed soccer and tennis and he performed baseball in Significant Faculty and was on the Texas A&M Aggie Baseball Staff. He nevertheless experienced his 6-pack ab muscles from years of athletics and his signature go, the “barn-burner”.
Ronnie liked his close friends and liked sharing his appreciate of sports activities, racing, looking, fishing, etcetera. with a lot of of them. Some of his nearest and dearest close friends were being Todd Reaves who was like a son to him, Russel Reaves, Tony Conklin, Terry Oppliger, Kevin Johnstone, Doug Hogan, Bill Smith, Randy Anderson and the twins, Greg and Doug Morrison, neighbor Bill and Lillian Golding, Mike Hedger, George Powasnick, Nancy Powasnick, Diana Rodgers, Deborah Baker, Sandy Rider, Lisa Derrick, Judy Brown, Kim Jones and quite a few others.
Ronnie was possibly most well recognized as an avid race auto driver and experienced an extraordinary selection of Wally’s from his a lot of winnings. He was a fantastic mechanic and labored on his race cars and trucks, touring all about the region for NHRA Races and was perfectly respected in racing circles. His fast reflexes on the tree and outstanding racing techniques acquired him the NHRA Entire world Champion Runner-up in 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona. He had dropped the Division 4 Championship and the world Championship by much less than one particular round in Las Vegas of all sites and came back again to win the Division the future year earning him the 2nd spot Super Gas Driver in the globe!
Ronnie owned Loomis & Loomis, a productive business building corporation in Galveston and Dickinson, TX, which he ran with his mom and father, Dottie and Gus. He was a excellent businessman and his true goal in daily life and perform was to do the numerous factors he loved. Dollars was his gasoline, but not his goal.
Following retiring from the development business, Ronnie turned a shop instructor at Distinct Brook High School for CCISD (Apparent Creek Independent School District) and was really passionate about educating young children.
Ronnie was a correct showman and he cherished to notify tales and jokes. He was remarkably clever and could generate, design and style, and make anything at all. He was also a cancer survivor which took a toll on him, but he beat it and “rang the bell”.
Ronnie experienced 3 wives throughout his life span Terri, Dana and Nanette and two stepchildren Emma and Matthew.
Ronnie was also a human being of faith and considered in God. There will in no way be one more Ronnie “Loomdog” Loomis. If he was right here currently, he would tell us all to “Hang Loose” until finally we meet yet again.
For individuals wishing to make memorial contributions, the relatives has specified St. Jude’s Children’s Investigation Medical center as a charity Ronnie would help to support little ones Present Cash: Ronnie Loomis Memorial Fund — Gift Resources for St. Jude (stjude.org)