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Ronald Lackey

Ronald R. "Mr. Flame" Lackey

Sunday, January 17th, 1943 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Ronald R. Lackey, 76, of Gering, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Heritage Estates in Gering with his loving family by his side. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Calvary Memorial Church in Gering with Pastor Gary Hashley officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Visitation will be Tuesday at Bridgman Funeral Home from 10am til 6pm. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Ron’s honor may be in care of Calvary Memorial Church. Online condolences may be made by viewing Ron’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Ron was born January 17, 1943 in Minatare to Floyd and Alva (Imus) Lackey. He received his early education in Minatare. Ron’s passion began with the love of painting cars. He then went into the restaurant business operating and owning the Melbeta Flame until 1997. During that time, on November 18, 1987, Ron and Diane started their journey together as a blended family with four boys and one girl. From there, Ron and Diane pursued many adventures along the way. He was a loving husband, father, and papa, and his sense of humor kept all of us on our toes. He was a kind and gentle man and will be dearly missed by all his loving family and friends.

Ron is survived by his loving wife Diane of 32 years; children Neil (Marcia) Meier of Salt Lake City, UT, Stephanie (Corey) Greeley of Gering, NE, and Garry of Scottsbluff, NE; grandchildren Trevor Smith, Arich Knaub, Alyssa Greeley, Alex Meier, Ashlynn Meier; great-grandsons Jayston, Lewis, and McGregor; in-laws Alan (Char) Meier of CA, Steve (Sally) Meier of NE, Lois Meier of NE; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, his parents-in-law, the mother of his two sons (Marilyn), two sons Ronald, Jr. and Monte Lackey, brothers Roy, Jerry and Tom, and his sisters Birdie, Leota, Judy, Inez, Myrel and Mary all preceded him in death.
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Robert and all of us at Auto Wizard

Posted at 01:52pm
Ron was a great man and customer. We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your family.
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Dawn Raskiewicz

Posted at 02:27am
I worked for Ron and Marilyn at the Flame. They were both like adopted parents and it was my home away from home. It wasn't work, but a family atmosphere.
Both Jr and Monte were great guys as well.
Years later, I again worked for Ron and Diane.
Ron was a wonderful man and boss. I have many fond memories of his wry sense of humor. I will miss him greatly.

James Cantrell

Posted at 03:15pm
Diane and Family,
So sorry to hear about Ron. He was my tablemate at Heritage.
God Bless,

Marc Fowler

Posted at 01:42pm
Ron Lackey was a custom paint genius. I remember the green custom paint he did on Rick Leach’s 69 GTO. It was not only amazing but flawless as well.

Cyndi Colerick

Posted at 07:59pm
My Deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to Diane and the family of (Ron).The Lord has a Blessed way of bringing people in full circle,I met Ron while working for Northfield Retirement Communities, he was one of the many who delivered medications,I heard of him via my my in-laws who came from Melbeta.Ron would come in with a smile and quick wit which didn't take long to pass it on to the staff and I'm sure he carried on to heaven and now he can pass it on to the Heavenly Angels

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