September 28, 1955 ~ January 17, 2022

Born in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Resided in: Grand Prairie, Texas

Ronnie Daw Sr., 66, passed away late Sunday night, January 16, 2022. Ronnie was born September 28, 1955, in New Orleans, Louisiana to parents Earnestine White-Daw and Robert Daw Sr.

Ronnie spent most of his childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. He fathered two sons, before attending the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff as an elite track athlete. There he met his future wife, Ann, and eventually relocated to Arlington, Texas in 1983. Together they had three children. Though Ronnie and Ann’s marriage did not last, together they raised three incredible children of whom they were both proud. Ronnie began a relationship with Olivia and relocated to Grand Prairie, Texas where he lived out the rest of his life.

Ronnie had an excitement for life and enjoyed sports (especially his New Orleans Saints), horse races, and spending time with his family and friends. He was always full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness. As a devoted father and grandfather, he prided himself on being at every game, performance, or event. In line with his Christian beliefs, he was compassionate, humble, and always showed care for those around him. He will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Daw Sr., and brother, Calvin Daw.

He is survived by his mother, Ernestine White-Daw; step-mother, Juanita Daw; siblings, Lera Brown, Audrey Ellis, Robert Daw Jr., Lonnie Daw, Alvin Daw, Renee Daw, Katrina Daw-Smith, Bernita Daw, Bobby Broussard; partner, Olivia Odak; former spouse, Ann Daw; children, Dwayne Walker; Craig Stewart; Kiana Daw; Kijuana Carter and husband, Kirk; Ronnie Daw Jr. and partner, Claudia; Richard Odak; grandchildren, Leila Jones, Kyron Birdine, Chance Stewart, Kaden Carter, Alyssa Carter, Tyrel Lazard, Ronnie Daw III, Julie Daw; and great-grandchild, Michael J. Jones.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

Open visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013. Funeral service will be held at 10 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. The graveside service will follow at 1 pm at Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 N Davis Dr, Arlington, TX 76012.

Family is welcome to join us as we celebrate Ronnie’s life immediately following the graveside service at the Carter home.

Flowers will be received by Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX, 76013.



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Public Visitation: Monday, January 24, 2022 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:00 am

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Graveside Service: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:00 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. To Lera Brown and her Family Members and Mother. I am so sorry that Ronnie is leaving us. He was a happy person and so very funny. You would have lots of fun and love when he was around. But I am glad that he has met the Father God in the name of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit smiling just like his picture. So beautiful. Ronnie you will not have to be in pain or suffer anymore. Just RIP

    Vivian Hills, New Orleans, LA

  2. Lera, My Condolences to you and your family. He will truly be miss just remember the time you had with him,. We will be praying GOD strength you in your time of sorrow. From Robin Triplett and Family.

  3. Lera , I didn’t know Ronnie but it sounds like he was a fun loving and happy soul. Brothers are our 1st partners in crime lol. I followed mine around in youth and still do. They are our playmates and protectors . Ronnie will contiue too watch over you. Sorry for your loss , love you.

  4. Weeping may endure for a night but joy will cometh in the morning, family you all have my condolences. I pray for your strength
    Love Trisha

  5. “ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith “ II Timothy… Family keep your hands in God’s Hands. He will renew your strength. Remember the good times we had with Ronnie. 🙏🏽 Millie Triplett and Family. New Orleans

  6. CandleImageLera
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Brother our deepest Condolences you Friends and Sisters in love
    Karen And Cathy

  7. My Sincere Condolences To Lera And Family. We are praying for safe travels for all.
    Lilian Brown and the Evans Family
    Your Las Vegas Nevada

  8. Lord Lord Lord Comfort my Dear Friend Lera during this time of bearevement. This is Leras brother however the two of them talked everyday They danced wined and dined while they could Share their last moments so give her Comfort Joy and Love knowing Lera love her brother from the beginning to the End so make this Homegoing a Party for the Family and very few tears of Joy. Blessed is knowing her brother is in the Hands of the Almighty Master. The word says where two or more are gathered in his name We Give You the Praise Honor and Glory Halelujah Let Divine Comfort and Joy Comfort This Family No More Pain and Sorrow.They are praising God so once I Pray for the family to be strong for their and Life will take us too a better place from your dear friend Douglas P Young of Washington D.C. You have my deepest Sympathy Lera and Let them Have a Peaceful Homegoing in Jesus Name We Pray.

  9. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family of Lera Brown. Lera is very close to her family and just want you know.the family that I stand with you in time if your sorrows. I’m very dear and close friend of Lera. I live in Fort Washington,Maryland.

  10. Wishing the Wade family strength for today and comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and payers are with you all.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Karen, Brittny Martin and Lori McCallum

  11. Our Deepest Sympathy for the family of Ronnie Daw Sr. We will miss our friend, team mate, and classmate. To GOD be the Glory! May HE COMFORT AND GIVE THE FAMILY PEACE, in JESUS NAME AMEN AMEN AMEN!♥️🙏✌️

  12. CandleImagePraying for comfort and strength for the Daw family today and in the days ahead. Love you Kijuana!

  13. I am praying for your Family. So sorry for your loss. May Jesus wrap His Loving arms around you all and give you all the comfort you need

  14. CandleImageLear & Family
    Our Condolences on the loss of your Brother, Ronnie. May He Rest In Heavenly Peace.
    Much Love and Prayers!!!!

  15. CandleImageMay GOD find comfort n Healing during this time to you and siblings and family.. Love your cousin Yalonda & Ya’Jon Hartley

  16. May the light of God surround you and the family to give you comfort and strength. My condolences to you and the family.

  17. Ms. Earnestine, Renee and family you have my deepest condelences. May God grace and mercy see you all through this difficult time.

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