A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Culbie & Novella Simerly Trivett. Ronnie was a 1962 graduate of Hampton High School. He served in the United States Army and the Tennessee National Guard. He formerly was employed at North American Rayon Corporation, a bus driver and was a Carter County Commissioner for over 20 years. Ronnie was a member of Slagles United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge # 622. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Ruthie Trivett and a nephew: Timmy Oliver. He was an avid fisherman & hunter.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years: Patsy Guinn Trivett. A Daughter & Son-In-Law: Lynnetta Trivett & Leo Lothridge. A son: Tony Trivett. His Granddaughters: Ashley (Michael) Shouse and Whitney (BK) Marlowe. His Great Grandchildren: Sutton Marlowe, Hadley Shouse, Destiny, Cadence & Addison Lothridge. His Step-Grandsons: Todd & Adam Lothridge. His Sisters: Kathy (Butch) Oliver and Brenda Hunter.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Trivett and Pastor Lou Crandall and Pastor Mike Berry officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Music will be provided by Gail McClure. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday will be: Leo Lothridge, B.K. Marlowe, Michael Shouse, Ronnie McClure, Keith Trivett and Steve Trivett. Honorary Pallbearers will be: his church family, past & present Commissioners of the Carter County Court and all his family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made in memory of Ronnie to the Slagles United Methodist Women % Slagles United Methodist Church, 285 Old Watauga Road, Elizabethton. Tenn. 37643. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Trivett family.