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August 30, 1951 ~ June 22, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Ronald Bostic was born to Willie Dove and Florrie Bostic on August 30, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio. Ronnie, or Ronnie Boy, as the family would affectionately call him, was the middle child and an intelligent worker at a young age. Skilled in drumming, Ronnie won the high school talent show playing “Sing a Simple Song” by Sly and the Family Stone. He played in a local band after graduating from West High School.
In 1970, Ronnie and two of his best friends, Dwayne Fisher and Darwin Jackson, were the first African Americans in Ohio to be accepted into the Air Force Reserves. Ronnie completed his service with military honors as a combat engineer staff sergeant in special operations. Next, Ronnie would meet Janice Turner, and they marry in 1974.
Ronnie was a fan of all types of music. He started and managed a business named Capitol City Entertainment as a DJ He did shows throughout Ohio while working for General Motors as an operating engineer.
Ronnie enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. This joy inspired him to open the Hunting and Fishing Center, which was his passion for labor until the time of his transition.
Ronnie studied Business Law and Employee Assistance Counseling at Franklin University.
Ronnie was baptized at Brentnell Church (The Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith) in his early adulthood. In the last twenty years, Ronnie recommitted his life to Christ and was baptized in
the Holy Spirit while praying one night at home. Ronnie would go on with an evangelistic heart witnessing and winning souls to Christ. He was an avid studier of the word and loved talking about
the word of God. Ronnie had a big heart and was a great giver and a helper to those he met.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Florrie Bostic; brother Jhonnie Cochran; sister Cecilia Farrow; loving aunt Lillian R. Bostic and uncle Clarence Bostic. Ronnie leaves to cherish his love and memories his wife of forty-eight years, Janice; daughter, Nesheba (Michael) Gore; son, Jay (Kathy) Bostic; daughter, Mesha Chalmers Bostic; honored daughter, Paulette Cocroft McNeal; granddaughter, Timia Bostic Brant; grandsons, Elijah Brant, Isaiah Brant, and Michael M. Gore; great- granddaughter, Elaiya Brant; brother, Marcus Bostic; and a host of nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews, many cousins and friends, including brother/friend, Bruce, longtime friends, Dwayne Fisher and Billy Hope, and big cousin Moes.