James Ronald “Ronny” Cruce, 79, of McGehee, passed away February 1, 2022.

He was born in Monticello on September 16, 1942 to the late Willis Cruce and Marie Jordan Cruce.

Mr. Cruce served in the United States Army National Guard for 29 years and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture for 54 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in McGehee.

Mr. Cruce loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He enjoyed telling stories and joking around.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jim Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Elizabeth Cruce of McGehee; sons, Bryan (Dehra) Cruce of McGehee and Sam Brown of Little Rock daughters, Jane Marie (Tim) Sirmon of McGehee and Robin Cox of Little Elm, Texas; sister, Bonnie Dillman of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Dalton Sirmon, Joshua Cruce, Monica Cruce, Chandler Gill, Kize Gill, Lynnley Wells, Parker Wells, Halie Steadman, Kael Brown and Ethan Brown.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 4 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. A memorial graveside service will be held Thursday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at Warrington Cemetery in McArthur, Arkansas with Rev. Rick Miller officiating.