PINK HILL, N.C. - Ronald Lee Plankenhorn died peacefully on Monday December 9, 2019 at the age of 68. He was born in Garden City, KS and worked in the cattle and horse racing business most of his adult life. Ronnie was one of the strongest men with the biggest heart, ever to have lived. He loved life, enjoyed his friends and family to the fullest and was always willing to help others. He loved to fish, hunt and find treasures at an auction.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Leanne Plankenhorn. His son, Shane Jackson and wife Ranae; daughter, Cassie Lanie and husband Matt; four grandchildren Isaiah Jackson, Isabella Jackson, Emmit Schrier, Ezekiel Jackson; brothers Mike Plankenhorn and wife Velda, Gary Plankenhorn and wife Sherri, Scott Plankenhorn and wife Julia; sisters Linda Hinde and husband Mark, Lori Parker and husband Dean, Jennifer Truelove and husband Barton; nieces/nephews Ryan, Josh, Kelsey, Lonni, Ross, Mason, Tyrel, Evan, Danielle, Nicole, Tyler, Tiffanye, Lindsey, Dalton, Walyne, Hayden, Cameron, Taylor, Quinn, Aydan; in-laws Maralee Bahe, Bret Bahe (Shawn), Pam Day (Mike) and loyal companion Abbey. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Ruth Ann Plankenhorn and niece Sara Plankenhorn.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 am, EST Dec. 13, 2019 at the Pink Hill Funeral Home, 1056 Hwy 11 N, Pink Hill North Carolina 28572. Online condolences may be sent to