Ronald Ray Solomon , After a lengthy battle with Covid-19 that he fought with everything he had, Ronald Ray Solomon (age 78), slipped away peacefully with his wife and his three great-nieces, Cheyenne, Brittany, and Savannah by his side at Presbyterian hospital in Dallas on October 3, 2021.
Ron was born June 1, 1943, in Henderson, Nevada while his father was working on the Hoover Dam. He graduated from North Dallas High School in 1961. Attended Arlington State College in 1961 until 1964 before deciding to enlist in the Navy in 1965 where he worked as a flight engineer before retiring from the navy in 1992. He met his darling wife, Marie, on a blind date in 1971 before marrying her on November 4, 1978.
There is no doubt Ron lived a full life and had God watching him closely. He’s probably the only man who can say he survived a small plane crash, motorcycle accident, and survived after being left in the Gulf of Mexico while scuba diving, dog paddling for hours, until a fishing boat saw him and brought him to shore.
Ron had a love for Colorado, Conway Twitty & Elvis, His second amendment, flying, dirt bikes, sailing, snowmobiling, and everything in between as well as cars like his Oldsmobiles and his beloved 1997 Silverado Z71.
Ron is survived by his beloved wife, Marie, His nieces and nephews, his great-nieces, Brittany Gwin and her husband Justin of Kennedale, Tx. Savannah Belk and her Husband Tre of Farmers Branch, Tx. Cheyenne Gwin and her Fiancé Jacob of Farmers Branch, Tx and Payton and Morgan Porubsky of Temple, Tx. As well as great-great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in Death with his loving parents Catherine and Elmer ‘Sol’ Solomon. His beloved German Shepherd, Boonie, and his favorite aunt and uncle, Fleta and Hugh Wilcox.
He will be missed beyond words and his legacy will live on through his wife and the great-nieces he raised in Dallas.
As Ron would say,
Be Careful out there… It’s a jungle.
Funeral Services have been entrusted to North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane Dallas, TX 75234, Visitation service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday October 19,2021 from 5pm-7pm. Followed by a funeral service on Wednesday October 20,2021 at 11:00am , Mr. Solomon will be laid to rest at the DFW National Cemetery on Wednesday October 20,2021 at 1:15pm
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It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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I will truly miss my Uncle Ron, he was a great guy and funny. He did a lot of fun things when I use to visit during the summer in Texas. I remember when he took my mom (Carol Warnick) and I downtown Dallas to show us his Dad’s bar, he drove right on the sidewalk. I thought it was fun, my mom found no humor in it. He was a great man. He will truly be missed. My husband and daughter fell in love with him when they met him for the first time. I am so happy they got to meet him. you are missed Uncle Ron, love always, Hannah, Mark, Isabella and Carol
Ronnie was my classmate at North Dallas High School. He hsd a ready smile, always. Ronnie was a “good guy”, a gentleman. May hevrest in peace. My condolences to his family.
Ron and I served in U.S. Naval Air flying C-118’s Air Transport 1966 to 1972 and friends from then on. He was always a gentlemen to everyone, honorable, pure in thought, disaplined, a great love of flying and the best friend you
could have. RIP
I first met Ron at the Friday Veterans Breakfast, he was one of the regulars. He always said how much he enjoyed our get togethers. He was a real gem and will be greatly missed. Marie, my prayers and condolences to you and all the family. Sincerely, Al Dimiero
Ruby, with great sadness I wanted to let you know how sorry I am of your loss. This COVID has taken so many loved ones from us. Hope it passes soon. God Bless.
Ron was my cousin and childhood playmate. My sincere condolences to all of Ron’s family. Jerral Derryberry
my neighbor for over 40 years
The last time I seen him I told him oh good it was to see him and he Returned the sentiment
truly one of q kind he is missed
praying for Marie
We send our condolences to Marie and family. We hold you in our prayers and hearts as God holds him in his hands. Janet Kay whitehorn, Judith Fyke, Stacy Gould, Margo Bahr, Mike Allen, Chris Fyke.
Our dearest condolenses Marie and family. We hold you in our hearts and prayers as God holds Ron in his hands now. Much love. Janet Kay Whitehorn, Judith Fyke, Margo Bahr, Stacy Gould, Mike Allen, Chris Fyke.
There are no words I can say for your loss.You are in our hearts and prayers. We will talk soon.
Ruby, so sorry for your loss of Ron, my prayers are with you and your family.