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Ronald Dee Goldsmith was born to John Burnice “Burt” and Mary Goldsmith in Sulphur Springs, Texas June 13th, 1955. He grew up with seven sisters and a brother. After high school, he joined the job core and became a short order cook. Ronnie cooked in many cafes in the Dallas area before joining the carnival in the mid-eighties. After finding himself on the road he rekindled his relationship with the love of his life, Carron. They married January 9th, 1993. Together they have seven children, twelve grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. After the carnival, Ronnie returned to work as a short order cook for over 10 years. In 2005 he made a career change and became a gardener and grounds keeper at Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. He retired in 2012 but continued to work part time as a bartender with his daughter’s company, Sugar City. Ronnie loved watching football, especially the Cowboys, listening to music, pruning his rose bushes, and playing with his grandchildren. He lived his life in service to his family and endlessly devoted to his wife of 26 years. A man of strong faith, he was kind, patient, and humble always putting the needs of others above his own. With a joyful spirit, he brought smiles and laughter everywhere he went. He loved deeply and always led by example. He leaves us with funny stories, lessons learned, and cherished memories. Forever in our hearts, he will never be forgotten.
Ronnie’s Favorites: Big Red, Circus Peanuts, scrambled eggs with Ranch Style beans, black coffee with sugar, pepperoni pizza, ice cream, Dairy Queen hamburgers, McDonalds double cheeseburgers, and Little Debbie snack cakes. Ronnie never ate poultry or pork (except for pepperoni, that’s not “really” pork). Think of Ronnie when you enjoy these treats!