Ronnie Eugene Minga

September 3, 1948 ~ July 7, 2009

Ronnie Eugene Minga, 60, Johnson City died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Minga was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. He was a son of the late Andrew Howard and Axie Lee McInturff Minga and was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Howard Torbett. Mr. Minga was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 38 years of service. He was a US Marine veteran. Survivors include one son, Johnathan Andrew Minga and his wife Christina, Johnson City; one stepson, Jason Alan Hudson, and his wife Beth, NY; three grandchildren, Tori, Kelton and Ashlyn Hudson; two sisters, Carolyn Torbett, Johnson City and Catheryn Bacon and her husband, Gordon, Johnson City, his girl friend, Joy Foster, Blountville, TN; two nieces, Tammy Torbett Campbell and Karen Bacon Barnette and many special friends. A funeral service for Mr. Minga will be conducted at 3 pm Saturday, July 11, 2009 from the Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel. Reverend Oscar McAmis will officiate. Graveside services will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Wilson, Richard Nave, Jim Hale, Tom Patterson, Dallas Shoun, Jim Bowman, Bill Garland and Raymond Perkinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Bacon, Jason Coleman and Charlie Campbell. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 3 pm Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Boys Club of Johnson City, 2210 W. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. You are in our prayers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We will miss that smile!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I will truly miss Ron and his happiness. He always had a kind word for everyone and put forth more than 100% toward his work. My condolences go out to his loving family during this difficult time.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In recognition of Ronnie Minga’s Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the Tri-Cities Tennessee, Detachment # 969 of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family. SEMPER FIDELIS Don Elseroad SSgt USMC (Ret) MCL Detachment #969

  5. Anonymous says:

    Johnathan, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Minga – My thoughts and prayers are with you, buddy. Your dad was one of the best.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Minga, your father will be truly missed, we are grateful for the times we got to spend with him. We are thinking about you and Christina and send you our love.

  8. Anonymous says:

    My deepest condolences and heartfelt gratitude for the life of a man I will always treasure. To have known him and have seen his love for life, family, and friends is one of the richest blessings I will ever know. With much, much love for the Mingas, now and always. Gabe

  9. Anonymous says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Ronnie was a great person and will truly be missed by all.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Catheryn & Gordon-our hearts are broken for your loss & wish we could be there. Just know you and rest of family are in our thoughts & prayers. I only met Ronnie once, but I remember his smile–like yours & Carolyn’s. My heart just aches for you all. Love & prayers, Linda & Bob

  11. Anonymous says:

    I am a friend of Joy Foster and met Ron on several occasions. He was a wonderful person to talk to. I am so sorry for your loss! LeAnna Wills

  12. Anonymous says:

    Jonathan, I was so very sorry to hear about your father. My heart goes out to you. He was a great man and a very good friend for many years. Just seems like yesterday you and Jamie were playing t-ball together. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. June (Ruston) Buchanan

  13. Anonymous says:

    Minga, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I just wanted to let you know that my family and I are thinkng about you. You will be in our prayers.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. I worked with Ronnie at Eastman and considered him a good friend. Ronnie was the same no matter where he saw you or in any situation. I feel privileged to have known him. God’s Blessings to all the family. Our prayers will be with you as you adjust to your loss. Call us if we can help in any way. Ken and Cathy Goforth

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ronnie was a true friend and had a huge heart.I will miss him very much.My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.God speed Ronnie.

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