Ronald Lee Cline was born on December 23, 1958, to Francis Cline in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ronald enjoyed the love and nurturing of two families, being taken under foster care by Andreana and Archie Young at a young age where he was raised to adulthood. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Ronald attended and graduated from Doyle High School. After graduation, he attended Knoxville College where he studied music. He later joined the United States Army and served as an Artillery Short Range Missile Crewman. Following his time in the Army, Ronald had numerous jobs. His favorite was serving as a correctional officer with TN Department of Corrections. Ronald, who enjoyed laughing and joking, would hang out for hours with his friends at his favorite spot, Krystal. In 1991, Ronald met the love of his life and long-time companion, Florence Kate Brabson. They were married October 29, 1993. To this union, Florence brought her children, Katina and Keith Brabson, and Ronald brought his beloved daughter, Victoria Lundy. Ronald departed this life Monday, October 4, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; mothers, Francis Cline and Andreana Young; father, Archie L. Young; sister, Bessie M. Jackson; brother, Charles Cline; and nephews, Keith and James Davis.
He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Victoria Lundy and Katina Brabson; son, Keith Brabson, brother, Donald Cline; grandchildren, Tyshawn Howell, JR, Ai’Yauna Howell, Kayla Brown, and Kingston McQueen; nephew, Kenneth Davis; niece, Cynthia Howard; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, family and friends will gather at 12:30 p.m. in the rotunda at the East TN Veterans Cemetery, 2200 Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN. Paul McCloud is the eulogist. Military honors and a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to Patton Administrative Office, 2104 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917 on Monday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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