Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Pelphrey, 68, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 at his home. He was born on May 1, 1954 in Welch, WV a son of the late James Pelphrey and Mary Prichard. Ronnie is a 1972 graduate of Oceana High School and a member of the UMWA local 7604. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers Robert Pelphrey, Douglas Pelphrey, and Gary Pelphrey, father-in-law K.D. Brown, and sister and brother-in-law Corky and Roger Parsons. 

Survivors include his wife of 38 years Rena Brown Pelphrey, his daughter Rebecca (Zach) Hill of Oceana, his only grandson Kollen Stewart of Oceana, a sister Debbie Lester of Shady Spring, four brothers Greg (Lori) Pelphrey of McGraws, James Allen “Bam” Pelphrey of Shady Spring, Darren (Ruth) Pelphrey of Michigan, and Kevin Pelphrey of Beckley, a sister-in-law, Eva Pelphrey of Matheny, Mother-in-law Hilda Brown of Kopperston, brother-in-law Bado Brown (Ty Ostreicher) of FL, a nephew Doozer (Melanie) Parsons of Ripley, great nephews Joseph Parsons, and David Parsons both of Ripley, a great niece Eliana Parson of Ripley, and a host of other loving family and friends. 

Funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 7th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. William Cook officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 5 pm until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Wyoming County Paw Patrol, PO Box 1105 Oceana, WV 24870. 

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.