James Ronnie Severt

Mr. James Ronnie Severt,72, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2019, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Dollar officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, June 9, 2019, two hours prior to the funeral service.

Ronnie was born in Ashe County, N.C., on November 6, 1946, to the late, Archie and Lora Miller Severt.

In his early years he was an avid NASCAR fan, Dale Earnhardt being his favorite driver. His friends still talks about the cars he owned, mostly the Chevelles. They were the sweetest, fastest rides in town on Saturday night.

Ronnie was the perfect country gentleman. He would always help a friend or neighbor any way he could, making friends where ever he went. He was a devoted son and loved his mother dearly. Their special bond lasted until her death in 2014.

He was truly a role model for those around him. Always striving to live by the golden rule and being good to everyone; even to those who were not good to him. His work ethics was to be admired, always going the extra mile to get the job done. Ronnie worked for Wilkes Telephone and retired from Skyline Telephone in 2006, where he worked as a lineman. Working was his passion, he worked as a lineman in several states and almost for 50 years. He was especially proud of his role in providing telephone service to the Eskimo Villages in Alaska.

Farming and working the land, growing abundant crops was the love of his life. He operated a cow-calf operation, specializing in the Charleais and Braunveih breeds. Fishing was on his mind but work was always his priority.

So, lets remember Ronnie for being a steward of the land, for being a friend you could count on, for being gentle and kind.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Severt and Raymond Severt; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Severt and Brenda Severt.

Mr. Severt is survived by two sisters, Penny Jones and husband, Mike, of Jefferson and Wilma Trivette, of Piney Creek; five brothers, Gary Severt and wife, Judy, of Wilkesboro, Larry Severt and wife, Nancy, of Wilkesboro, Russell Severt, of West Jefferson, Jerry Severt, of Lansing and Perry Severt and wife, Angela, of Jefferson; a dear friend, Sue Phillips of West Jefferson and her son, David and his wife, Mimi Phillips and granddaughter, Hannah, of Tampa, FL; several nieces and nephews, Bryant and Tyler Jones, of Jefferson, Jason Severt, Amber Staley and Ashley Caldwell, all of Wilkesboro, Justin Severt and Marcus Severt, both of Lansing, John Severt, of West Jefferson, Terry Severt, of Laurel Springs, Rusty Severt, of West Jefferson and Amy Gregory, of North Wilkesboro; several great nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Ronnie will be greatly missed by his family and friends, while rejoicing with those waiting for him in Heaven. Rest in Peace, Dear Friend.

You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.