Ronnal Wesley Donaghy

Ronnal Wesley Donaghy, 57, of Amarillo, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Thursday, May 12, 1966, in Carrizozo, New Mexico to Judy Ray.

A Memorial Service celebrating Ronnal’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Hillside Christian Church West Campus, in the Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy Road, in Amarillo.

His favorite thing to do was sit around and talk with just about anyone. He enjoyed everything sports, woodworking, and spending time with friends and family.  Ronnal was an incredibly hard worker.  He worked for Warren Caterpillar for over 20 years.  He was a mentor and role model to many.  Ronnal had a great sense of humor and was loved by many.

Ronnal was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ronnal and Edna Ray.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 30 years, Pamela Donaghy; his mother, Judy Ray; his sons, Matthew Donaghy and wife Keely, and Nicholas Donaghy, all of Amarillo; his brothers, Jimmy Belvin and partner Todd Burbridge, of Thornton, Colorado, Audey Belvin and wife Vickie, of Washington, Oklahoma, and Ricky Belvin and wife Amber as well as their two children, Hannah and Beau of Durango, Colorado. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Nikki Radosevich and husband Raymond Carpenter, their two sons, Daniel and Darren, and great-niece, Raelynn, of Crowell, Texas.

4 Comments

  1. Marcos Acosta

    Ronnie always loved to ask questions and talk about Alaska and how it was to live there. I lived there for 7 yrs and he always said that be so cool to explore that place but the cold would be hard. We would talk about the amazing fishing spots and all the bald eagles I’d see on the docks. He was sold and really wanted to go see Kodiak Island. I always enjoyed working and talking to Ronnie. He will be missed dearly. A true one of a kind man!

  2. Tami Young, Global Compression Services, Odessa

    Prayers for all the family and friends broken hearts.

  3. Bryan W. Blevins

    I remember: we had played in the summer me n the boys (Ronnie, Jimmy, Audey, and Ricky) on the five acres at Grandad and Nannie’s place. Had a fort and all. Played “Man hunt”. He was the only one of us to be hunted and take out all of us Twice. Had fun Playing “horse” at the hoop… swatting flies by coming from behind them and knocking them out. Had fun playing near Nannies Galaxy. We had our differences and our fights. Of the two of us, He was always the better one, I know cuz I wanted to be better like him. Yes I was jealous of how he was doing for I saw success in him not so much me, never wanted or even wished him ill will. We while in school had drawn “blueprints” of two and three story homes we would live in, they were always being erased on and redrawn but, we did them together. Hey Ronnie, when you see Nannie, Let her know the fudge icing and graham crackers were always AWESOME!!! You are, were, always will be the “Better one”.

  4. Heather Funderburg

    Oh, Matthew…We were so saddened to hear about your dad. We’re saying prayers for you & your family during this difficult time. I know losing a parent is hard & there are no words to make it better. The Funderburgs love you & Keely 💕 Prayers for peace, comfort, & understanding 🙏

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