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Ronald Clay "Ronnie" Usrey

March 1, 1948 — August 7, 2022

Ronald Clay "Ronnie" Usrey

             WADESBORO -  On Sunday, August 8, 2022, Mr. Ronald Clay "Ronnie" Usrey, 74, of Myrtle Beach and formerly of Wadesboro, passed away at Waccamaw Community Hospital.


Services will be 3:00 PM Friday, August 12, 2022, in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park.


The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.


Ronnie was born March 1, 1948, in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late Harold Clay “Sonny” Usrey and the late Mary Geraldine Lee Usrey. He was a graduate of Wadesboro High School and had studied culinary arts at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte and business administration at the University of Florida at Miami. He was a veteran of the United States Army.


He worked as a chef in both Myrtle Beach and Charlotte and later worked with Lewis F. Harrelson Automobile Dealerships, retiring after more than 25 years of service.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially times shared with his family and friends. A world traveler, Ronnie visited, Italy, British Isles, Paris, Caribbean Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, just to name a few.


Those left to cherish his memory are his brother and sisters,  Thomas Lee 'Rock” Usrey of Myrtle Beach, SC, Brenda Usrey Pegram of Lilesville and Patty “Kitty” Usrey Montgomery (Eddie) of Kansas City, MO; his nieces and nephews, Michelle Dennis (Matt) of Norwood, Todd Pegram of Lilesville, Lisa Andrews (Joe) of Blue Springs, MO, Kimberly Fuller (Jason) of Smithfield, MO, Max Usrey of Myrle Beach, SC and Miles Usrey of Morgantown, WV and his great-nieces and nephews, including Lee Ann Dennis, Ashley Steagall (Wes) and Natalie Davis; his step-children, Tim Whisont of Sacramento, CA and Deanna White of Rock Hill, SC;  his special friend and companion, Shannon Wilder of Myrtle Beach, SC, and his uncle, Tom Usrey (Toma) of Clearwater, FL.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Usrey, his sister, Mary Lynn Usrey and his brother-in-law, Milton Pegram.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 402 Singleton Ridge Rd., Suite C, Conway, SC 29526 or to Wounded Warrior’s Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.


The arrangements are in care Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at

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