Ronn Waitley, 84, a resident of Independence, MO passed away peacefully while under hospice care on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Ronald was born September 16, 1939 to Vernon and Mary Juanita (Rothgeb) Waitley in Kansas City, MO.
After working on an aircraft carrier as a catch cable operator in the Navy, Ronn returned to the Kansas City area and married Sharon Bingham. Ronn was a competitor at Riverside stadium as well as lakeside speedway where he fondly earned the nickname “roll-over Ronn.” Racing brought much joy to Ronn as he met many people who became family over the years.
Later, Ronn married Deborah Patterson of Independence, MO. Ronn enjoyed bowling, playing pool, golfing, organizing poker tournaments and racing as he continued to support local racing until his health no longer allowed.
Ronn was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, Detta Kay and wife Deborah. He will be fondly remembered by his brother, Billy Deckman, stepsons Allen Bingham and Joshua Bingham; nieces Tonya Hale, Blythe Boney, Jacobee Higley and many other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends to remember Ronn at a later date. Memories of Ronn and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com