Ronald Eugene Bales, 58

Funeral services for Ronald Eugene Bales, 58, of Bakersfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Bales died Nov. 8 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He was born March 4, 1961, in Viola, Arkansas, the son of James Eugene and Irene May Griggs Bales. On June 28, 1980, in Leota, Missouri, he married Connie Strain. 

Mr. Bales was an outdoorsman and a loving father and husband. He was also a great grandfather; he loved all of his grandbabies and enjoyed spoiling them anytime he could.

He attended Bakersfield Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Bales, of the family home; two daughters, Kristy Lovorn and husband Shane of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Alicia Vandiver and husband Eric of Bakersfield; five grandchildren, Savana, Kaylie, Gracie, Emmett and Kandon; one brother, Eric Bales and wife Michelle of Bakersfield; two nieces; one nephew; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

Burial will be in the Free Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the American Heart Association and may be left at the funeral home. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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