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William Ronald Girlinghouse, Veteran
Ruston, Louisiana – 05-06-20


William Ronald (Ron) Girlinghouse, 63, left this earth peacefully on April 21, 2020. Ron was a very strong willed yet stubborn man who, for many years, has laughed in the face of death and surpassed many medical issues. Born September 10, 1956 in Minden, LA, he spent his childhood and teen years growing up, making friends and memories, and raising hell in Webster Parish. Ron joined the Army in 1973 where he served and spent time in Germany. While on leave in 1975, his Army buddy, introduced his sister to Ron, where they fell in love and were married on March 13, 1976. For the next 45 years, they raised three children, traveled to many states chasing the oilfield, rode their Harleys across the country, were lifetime members of the Elk Lodge and had many great adventures together. As Ron’s health became an issue, they made the decision to follow their dreams and settle down near the lake in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Over the next several years, his health gradually declined, but he stayed strong through it all so he could see his grand babies grow up. Ron was blessed with 7 grandchildren that he loved the whole world. In his eyes, those babies could do no wrong. Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 2 siblings, and many more beloved family members.

Staging Time: 08:00 AM

Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
2300 W. California Ave
Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Ride Captain:

James ( MOUSE ) Sanders

Special Instructions:

We will stand a Flag Line in Honor of this Hero and his family.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 05-07-20
Staging Time: 08:15 AM

Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
2300 W. California Ave
Ruston, Louisiana 71270

Ride Captain:

James ( Mouse ) Sanders

Special Instructions:

We will escort this Hero to his finale resting place at Old Athens Cemetery Athens, Louisiana.
We will have a riders meeting and will be kick stand up and leave no latter then 8:45 A.M.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: James Sanders
Position: Louisiana Ride Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. Ecclesiastes 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;. Lord we pray for strength for the family as they go through the days ahead. Bind them together in love and comfort them only as you can. Help them to remember the fond and happy memories
    My wife and I wish to offer our deep heartfelt condolences.
    They did their part. Now we will do our very best to honor you.
    Thank you for your service!! God Bless You!!



  3. We thank you for your faithful service to our great country and salute you. For your family and friends I pray for strength and comfort to see them through this time of great loss.

  4. We have lost another Great American Hero,

    Angie and I offer our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It’s with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless, stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you, Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Lloyd R. Carter, USAF, 366th SPS, Viet Nam

    In memory of:
    My Father, Raymond H. Carter, WWII , 331st Air Base Unit, A.A.F.,
    My Brother, PFC Milford D. Carter, 9th Inf.,Viet Nam.,
    My Step-Father, Freddie D. Braswell, USMC Korea,

    They were my heroes, I stand for them.

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