Ronald Walter Deitz

Ronnie W. Deitz, 60, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday August 1, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late John Ford and Dorothy Deitz. Ronnie retired from Western Carolina University after 30 years of service with the groundskeeping staff. He was a volunteer host for the Forest Service at the ATV riding area at Wayehutta. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers; Larry Anders and Johnny Deitz. 

He is survived by his soulmate Ellavee Gordon

Son- Joshua Deitz (Carla) of Sylva

Daughter- Chassie Deitz-Selouane (Hicham) of Orlando, Florida

Granddaughters- Nora Aziza and Jessica

Grandson- Jared

Brothers- Glen Deitz (Doris) and Mike Anders (Wanda) both of Sylva

Sisters- LaRae Hooper (Randall) of Cullowhee and Ann Melton (Phillip) of Sylva

Several nieces and nephews also survive

Services will be private