Ronnie L. Agnew

1950083 –

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Ronnie L. Agnew completed his journey in this life on Saturday, September 9, 2017. He died peacefully at home in Lubbock, Texas, after a brief illness. He now sits at the feet of Jesus. He was born on August 3, 1950 in Denver City, Texas and grew up in New Deal, Texas. Lubbock has been his home since 1984.
Ronnie married Kay Behner Agnew on August 19, 1972. He had three children, Lanisa Agnew Fitzgerald, Austin Agnew, and Jared Agnew.
Ronnie was a Youth Minister at Oak Hills Church of Christ for more than 6 years, and he made a great impact on the lives of many young people during that time. This time in San Antonio also provided the most humorous and well loved stories for the next 40 years. He worked at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene, Texas for 4 years, before attending law school at Texas Tech University, graduating in 1987. He practiced law with integrity in Lubbock, Texas for more than 30 years.
Ronnie was an elder at Trinity Church for many years, and he taught numerous Bible studies and classes. He sang with the Watchmen for over 25 years. He loved woodworking. However, what he really loved the most was creating memorable times at the Farm for his children and grandchildren. He was a master at crafting fun things to do, including ziplining, chasing bunny rabbits, sand volleyball games, water fights, giant slip and slides, and driving the tractor.
Ronnie was passionate about everything he did. He did nothing with less than 100% effort. He worked hard, and he played hard, teaching the value of both to his children and grandchildren. People were important to him, and he was gifted with a natural servant’s heart. He loved helping his friends, and he put his whole heart into each and every project he undertook. He lived out his faith in the way that he served and helped people –through his law practice, in his community, and especially to his family. He leaves behind a legacy of faithfulness and integrity for his friends and his family.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Kay, his three children and their spouses, Lanisa and Scott Fitzgerald, Austin and Rhonda Agnew, and Jared Agnew. He has 4 amazing grandchildren, Alexander, Jonathan, and Caroline Agnew and Lynley Fitzgerald. He is survived by his father, Basil Agnew, and his two brothers and their spouses, Dwayne and Debby Agnew and Clark and Cindy Agnew. His mother, Fay Agnew, predeceased him in 2012.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Home of Lubbock.

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16 thoughts on “Ronnie L. Agnew”

  1. My deepest sympathy is extended to Ronnie Agnew’s family at his untimely passing. I had the privilege of knowing and working with him before I retired as a Legal Secretary at the law firm of McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson in 1991. His devotion to the practice of law has surely left a mark on the Lubbock community.

  2. To Kay and all the family I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Ronnie was a good man who loved the Lord and I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    God Bless!

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Ronnie’s passing. I had the privilege of meeting Ronnie several years ago when he volunteered his time and talent to help me with some prolife issues. His assistance and guidance were a true testimony to his Christian faith and sense of justice. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Bill, Jennie, and Sarah Ketchem.

    My sincere condolences to Kay and the family. Ronnie helped us in a time of great need with compassion and great sensitivity. I appreciated his Christian character and the love he showed his church family. He is always remembered with deep appreciation. May God grant All the family strength in this time of loss. I have every confidence we’ll meet again in the house of our God.

  5. Susan and Doyle Jennings

    We are so sorry to hear this sad news about Ronnie. We were there at Oak Hills when he came to be the youth minister, back when we were all in our twenties probably. Those were good days and we were sorry when he left. May God comfort and support all you who are left missing him.

  6. Kay sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing Ronnie when i was growing up in New Deal and going to church with his family

  7. Kay I am in prayer for you and your family during this difficult time. I am deeply saddened by learning of Ronnie’s passing. You and Ronnie Blessed me in so many ways with your kind and caring ways. May the Lord be with you and your Family.

  8. My most sincere sympathy to Kay and the rest of the family. Ronnie is a bright light that will be missed greatly. You could always hear the smile in his voice and he had his priorities in life set on the right path. He was an example to all in the legal profession as well as in life.

  9. Judge Sam Medina, Retired

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Ronnie was a very good lawyer and a great man. It was my pleasure to have worked with Ronnie. I will miss that ever constant smile.

  10. Kay I am praying for you and the family at this time. Ronnie was a grest friend and always had such a positive attyfor everything and everyone ! What a great witness for other families and knowing he loved his God and family and friends !! Love you guys!!

  11. To all the Agnew family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. Ronnie truly exemplified what it means to be a Christian who practices law. Always a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus. It was a privilege to have known and worked with him. Our prayers are with you.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God wrap his arms around you and show you comfort. Ronnie was not only my lawyer for many years, i was more privledged to call him my friend. He was a man of integrity and lived it every day. He will be missed by many.

  13. We love Ronnie and Kay Agnew! Ronnie was our youth minister at Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, TX. His spiritual guidance in our young lives will always be treasured. He honored us by being the officiant at our wedding on Dec. 29, 1979. Tad and I are rejoicing with the saints at his homecoming! Praying for you Kay and your precious family as you continue in this life without your beloved Ronnie. May our good Father God hold your hearts and minds in His hands in the days and weeks ahead. We love you! Debbie and Tad Dowell

  14. Kay and family, I am sorry for your loss. May God and sweet memories sustain you in the coming months.

  15. Cherished~Kay, Larissa,
    Austin, Jared
    With heavy hearts & prayers UPlifted we send this message of Love. Had we known sooner, we’d been there along with those surrounding, honoring, Precious Ronnie. What fond memories of outreach ( just the right
    moments ) we have!! When we told the boys, each one texted memories they had of a fine man- Ronnie & his sweet family. FUN is a Super word for times with you ALL.!!
    Ronnie, & you Kay, saved us from
    Law Destruction!!
    Hugs, Friendship as our Lord Provides, & we are Thankful for this gift, The Agnew Family
    Gary, Evette, Chad, Brant, Ross

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