LEONARD "RONNIE" LAIL
Leonard "Ronnie" Lail, age 65, of Jay went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 7, 2008. Ronnie was born on May 1, 1943 to the late Robert and Mary Lail in Dayton, Ohio. During early childhood, his family moved to the Chumuckla area. Early adulthood took Ronnie to the Lake Wales area where he worked in the citrus industry. Ronnie was affectionately known as "Pawpaw" and was the star that shined the brightest to his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, Paw Paw, and brother. A day never passed without a smile on his face. A new friend was nevermore than a hug or handshake away. Ronnie proudly served his Lord with all his heart. Ronnie discovered the power of his Lord and Savior in 2001, and became a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Later on he was appointed deacon of the church as well. Knowing the relationship he had with his Lord made him the proudest.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Lail.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Peggy Lail; sons, Ronald Lail, Chris Lail, Doug (Karen) Godwin, and Doyle (Donna) Godwin; daughter, Tammy Denise Enfinger (Joe Cook); grandchildren, Derek Enfinger, Alesia Enfinger, Seth Lail, Mason Lail, Bobby Wood, Jake Godwin, Blake Godwin, Justin Godwin, Rachel Scott, and Haily VvAao; brothers, Robert Lail, Kenneth Lail, Donnie Lail, and Richard Lail; sisters, Jane Salter, Bernice Gay, Joyce Courtney, and Shirley Barlow and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home. Reverend Joe Digmon and Reverend George Dunn will officiate services. Burial will follow at Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Daniel Madden, Jonathon Scott, Matt Murphy, Zane Burkhead, Jerome Lail, and Lewis Lail.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Arnette, Preston Tucker, Clayton Stewart, Wayne Polk, Ricky Godwin, Daryl Paul, Wilbur Weeks, and Jamie Sanders.
JAY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/10/2008.