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