Ronald Burroughs
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Ronald Burroughs

NAME

Ronald Lee Burroughs

HOME OF RECORD

Rocky Mount

DATE OF BIRTH

11/29/1949

STATE

VA

DATE OF DEATH

October 3, 2017

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Army

INDUCTION YEAR

2020

Biography

Ronald Burroughs was born November 29, 1949 in Roanoke, Virginia_. He graduated from William Fleming High School in 1968. Shortly after he joined the United States Army and eventually was stationed in Vietnam from November 23, 1969 until November 4, 1970.

After returning home to Roanoke, Virginia he moved to Rocky Mount, Virginia where he went to work for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department in the 9-1-1 Communications division. a job he loved dearly.

He was the father of 4 children and 3 step-children. On May 4, 2013, he married Peggy Smith as he called her the love of his life. They both retired and was going to travel and enjoy life together.

Six months into their marriage and retirement, Ronald was diagnosed with Aortic Cornary Disease and shortly after, he was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, and then Blader Cancer, all from Agent Orange.

Ronald had an outstanding sense of humor. He loved life, his Country, and family and friends. He never met a stranger.

He was loved by everyone that came in contact with him. His wife and family have been devastated by this loss.