I have thanked God today for allowing me to know you and Ronnie. You are wonderful people and friends. I am so very, very sorry that Ronnie lost this battle, but he has won the war, and is now reaping his reward. I'll never think of Ronnie without thinking first, of course, of his God-given talent at the keyboard. He was a great person and gratefully was "Just an Old Sinner Saved by Grace." You take care of yourself and get some much needed rest. I love you.
Now who's a gentleman and a scholar? You're pleasant ways will be missed Ronnie.
Judge Wayne Parsons
Worked with Ron at Temple PD for 18 years. Sorry to see him gone. Would be there but I have a court session today. May God bless him and his family.
I have fond memory of Ronnie. August 1966 I was on board the USS Wiltsie in the middle of the South China Sea and my old school mate came on board for of his tour of duty in the Viet Nam War. We were along way from Temple Texas. I was taken off the ship the very next day and didn't get to catch up on what was going on at home. We move back home last year and I never got to fellowship with Ronnie. Now, I will just have to wait till I see him in Haven.
My prayers to your friends and family. Ronnie you will be deeply missed.
Mellicent Sikes Wiley & Family
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. I won't be able to make the service but will be thinking of you. Mellicent Sikes Wiley--Huntsville, TX (THS Class of 1969)
I can truly say Ronnie will be missed in more then one way as a dad , officer, friend, grand dad, and someone who alway had a smile ive know him for years he was very good friends with my daddy and boy that man loved to hunt and fish he truly is not hurting anymore and grew big wings and now is flying high may he rest in peace with love for the Allen Family
Jacqueline Jones Gray
My thoughts and prayers are with Ronnie's friends and family.
Jackie Jones Gray
Temple HS, Class of 1969
Barbara, I'm so sorry to hear about Ronnie, but I'm so glad he's at peace. Since trials make us stronger, I'm sure you must be the strongest person in the world. Love you, Sue
Captain Dave Wilde
We spent a lot of nights together patroling the streets of Temple while others were asleep. You will now receive your just reward.
RIP my friend.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Ann Bartels Smith
Danny & Marion Grayson
Danny & I are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing, and want you to know we're thinking of you and are sending cyber-hugs your way until we can give you the real thing.
Marion & Danny
Vicki & Holly Thornal
Barbara, We were shocked to hear of Ronnie's passing. Now you both can rest. You have been a faithful companion to Ronnie, and I am sure he always knew you were with him. I know your strong faith in God will carry you through this tough time.
You Have my heart felt sympathy.
Ronnie was a good friend and a person that was like by everyone.
Jimmy & Pam Stahr
Ronnie, we will miss you
barbra yall are in our prayers,so long coon hunter.now you are having that closer walk with god.
Judy Harrison Cheatham
Barbara and family, I am so sad to hear of your loss. I can remember when Ronnie would come to the house and he and my brother got playing the piano. Good memories of good times of the past.
Ronnie will be surly missed. The Flippo family are in my prayers.
Barbara, we are so sad to hear of your great loss. What a fabulous gain at Heavens gates. We are thinking you all of you and sending our thoughts and prayers.
The family of Bill and Lavonia Stuart
Keith & Debra Reed
We will miss a precious and dear friend
Barbara, I wish for God to bless you with peace and comfort during this time. I met you in the waiting room at ICU while we there with Linda. You were such an inspiration to all of us.
Pamela Hall Cortez
Lt. Flippo was one of the most memorable and respected supervisors I had while working in the law enforcement field, Rest in peace kind sir...
My sympathy is with the Flippo family during this difficult time. Ronnie will always be Lt Flippo to me, a kind and considerate man.
Det. R. Sapp (ret)
My family wishes to express our "deepest" sympathy to the Flippo family for their loss. Ronnie was a special person, his memory will always be with us. It was a true honor to have worked and fished with him.
Carole J. Foust
Very sorry I am not there for your last call from the 911 Center. I will remember the years we guarded the streets together.
angelia matthews pal.
Im so sorry for your loss.
Donna Lange Eason
My prayers to the family to this great man. He will be missed.
Jack F. Holmes
One of the most likable people at the p.d. If you are having a bad shift, go talk to flipper for few minutes and you will be laughing so hard you forgot why you were upset. He did this for me many times. Thanks Ronnie.
With deepest sympathy to Barbara and Ronnie's children.
I am going to miss Ronnie.
I ask GOD's blessings on each of you.
Ron will be missed. He was a supervisor that was always there for his people. He was a mentor and a friend I guess the good Lord needed him more then we did. Rest in Peace Brother "Blessed are the Peace makers for they are the children of God"
Lloyd and Nita Rider
We are so sorry to hear about Ronnie, though we know he is singing and playing the keyboard in the Heavenly Choirs
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Linda Thorp Chupik
Ronnie you were such a special person & a great guy. When I worked at TPD, you taught me so much. You made me a better person & for that I will forever be grateful.
RIP my friend...
Jerrie (Elza) Kalenda
God's peace and comfort to Ronnie's family. We were school classmates, Class of '64. It is always a shock when one of our own leaves us.
Lon & Sylvia Glenn
Ronnie was a classmate and a friend. . .R.I.P. . .
Russell Ferrel & Estellene Ferrel
Rusty sends his love to your family in your time of loss.
I had the honor of dispatching for the Temple Police Department when LT. Flippo was the Day Shift lieutenant. He always treated us with respect and he "had our backs". That was the kind of police officer and man that he was. My sympathy and prayers go out to the family. May God grant you peace. To Lt. Flippo; 10-19 for your final 10-42.
Lee lackey sr
i met ronnie when i was about 10 yrs old . He came to my our farm huntin some crawdads for his trotline, i took him and a friend of his to a hole i knew about and they just slayed em ! Got enuff to do 2 or 3 lines they said . he gave me an old broken case pocket knife for at the time i was pocketknifeless ! I hung on to that thing for 20 yrs i know ! The man made a good impression on a little boy and tho i didnt know him well i will remember him all my life . I am sorry for your loss . I will pray for your family . I will see ronnie again some day im gonna thank him when i do .
Lois Bradford Black
Ronnie was such a sweet and dear person. We were great frends in high school and we even went to the Senior Prom (1964) together as friends. He was always there for me when I needed him. I live in Kentucky and haven't seen Ronnie in many many years but I know he was still a great person. My condolences and prayers go out to his loving family. Every one will miss you Ronnie. I was looking forward to seeing you at our 50th reunion. But we all will be thinking of you. You've always been in my heart and always will.
joel b. garrison
a friend to all!we will miss this great friend of many years!my prayers and thoughts are with your family and the many you have touched!!!
Thank you for the service you gave our community! For coming by the hotel I worked at to check on everyone especially on sunday evenings. We will miss you!! I know you are enjoying your time with Our creator. RIP Ronnie!!
Bonnie Yarbrough Neal
You were such a kind person. I knew you for most of my life and I loved hearing you playing the piano.
God gave you a wonderful gift.
You will be missed.
And thanks for not giving me that ticket !!
dana (mrs. john) fox
my thoughts and prayers are with the family. i know this is a hard time for everyone. my late husband and ronnie were good friends,and they are together with the lord now. may the lord richly bless you.
To Ronnie's family and friends. During my 15 years at Temple P.D., Ronnie was someone that I always respected and admired, but most of all, a great friend. Ronnie was my Sgt. on evening shift patrol on my first day out of the Academy in 1978. He always provided leadership and counsel to young officers. Ronnie will be greatly missed by all.
R.I.P. my Friend,
I have been friends with Flippo for 38 years and this world will miss a kind man. He was a great friend and a dedicated police officer. He always had a big hug for his friends and a wonderful sense of humor. My condolences go to his family but may the wonderful memories you have give you strength as you mourn his loss. But know that he is with God and his angels and no longer in pain. We will miss you Ronnie Flippo, may God bless your family as they celebrate your life.
I had the pleasure of being your daughter-in-law for almost 7 years. After my divorce, you were still treated me like your daughter-in-law and I will always appreciate that. You were a kind, funny and talented man and I will miss you very much. I know you are in heaven hunting coons, fishing, playing the piano and singing, just like you did when you were here with us. Rest in peace Ronnie.
Marsha Overton Mikulencak
My deepest sympathy to the entire Flippo family during this time of great loss. I have known Ronnie just about all of my life because his sister Karen and I were childhood friends and we lived down the street from each other. Even though he will not be walking among us,we do know that he walks with our Lord. Rest in peace, Ronnie, and we will hear your keyboard once again when we all get to heaven.
Beckie and Chris Johnston
We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.
We were extremely sadden to hear about Ronnie but know that he is in a much better place!!
May God continue to bless, comfort and carry you through this difficult time!!
If there is anything we can do for you or your family, please let us know!!
We love you!
Ronnie was my supervisor as both a Sargeant and Lieutenant for years on the evening shift~~he was a wonderful person and supervisor, he is greatly missed.
Dana Pope Curry
I knew Ronnie when we were growing up in the First Baptist Church. Even though he was 5 years younger,my brother and he were in the same class. I have seen him mature and be an example of a good Christian.
Perry and Teresa Moose
It was such a great pleasure to have known Ronnie and an even greater honor to have worked along side him. I learned from his knowledge and wisdom. The law enforcement family has lost a great member. You will never be forgotten...
Charles E. Wells
Ronnie was a wonderful friend to have and always great and accepting to be around. We were in the band from 6th grade in Lamar Jr High, through Temple High and then Temple Jr College. We were in many smaller instrumental and vocal groups all those years and he was a very accomplished musician on the trombone, as a vocalist, and perhaps most of all on the piano. He encouraged me in my music and taught me much. I especially enjoyed spending time with him at First Baptist Church in Temple singing in the choir and playing our instruments on special Sundays or Wednesdays. I never knew anyone who didn,t like him. He was the greatest friend to have and will be greatly missed by many. His mother and sister Karen were super people also to know. What a wonderful family. I am sorry I never got to meet his children, but know he would have loved them and been proud of them so very much. Thank you Ronnie for being an important part of my early life. You and your music will live on in all our hearts forever and I look forward to meeting you again in the heavenly band and choirs!
Ronnie was a dear friend. We spent many hours fishing together, though not near enough. I got to know the man as well as the Police Officer. We laughed and played together, shared stories both good and bad. He awed me with his talent playing the piano and his singing too. I teased him about all that talent "in those fat little fingers". He would just grin and keep on playing. I'll miss you Ronnie..... R.I.P. my friend.
My condolences. Would like to be at the Funeral, but can not get away from work to do it. I will miss Ronnie.
Sgt. Neal Myers (Retired)
Sgt. Flippo was the first contact I had with TPD. He was also the first officer I rode with. I will always remember his humor and enjoyed hunting with him. He was a great investigator and mentor. Our thoughts and prayers to his wife and family. Neal and Debbie Myers
Pat and Cindy Finnegan
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.
We miss you Ronnie, love you Barbara. Our sympathy to all of the Flippo family.
Claude & Gladys White
Barbara, we are praying for you and your family.
God loves you.
Ronnie was a cool guy. The world has lost a good man.