Friday 18 Jan 2019


Ronald Raymond Meng, Sr

March 11, 80,

Ret. TSGT Ronald Raymond Meng, Sr., UASF, 80, peacefully passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He was born in Los Angeles, California on October 2, 1937 to the late Raymond Charles Meng and Leota Pearl Carithers Meng. He served as a radar equipment engineer in the U.S. Air Force.

A service to celebrate and honor Ronald’s life will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. James Harry officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Inurnment with full military honors will be held at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth (née White) Meng of Goldsboro; children and spouses, Barbara Lee “Barbie Doll” Brown and husband, Paul Howard Brown, Sr. of Troy, Illinois, Julie Louise “Half-Pint” Lentes and husband Tom Lentes of Terre Haute, Indiana, Ronald “Buck” Raymond Meng, Jr. and wife Raquel “Rock” Meng of Severn, Maryland, and Richard Charles “Bear” Meng of Wasta, South Dakota.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Paul “PJ” Brown, Jr., Jessica “Jessie” Swenson, Robert “Bobby” Brown, Jennifer Louise Gill, Meghan Marie Lentes, Laura Ann Ross, Tom Gerard Lentes, Jr., Ian Andrew Meng, Alexa Eva Meng, and Kelsey Jo Meng; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Logan, Michael, Katelyn, Matthew, Danniel, Abigail, Zeph, Eli, and Penny; a sister and brother-in-law, Monica Keeler and husband, Marvin Keeler of Wichita, Kansas; and special friends, Gil and Stu Levy of Cumbria, England.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Frank and Mildred White.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit at Vidant Medical Center for their exemplary care during Ronald’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to your local Salvation Army or American Heart Association.

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