SALISBURY - Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Frank Pleasants, Sr., 68, of Salisbury passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Salisbury. Mr. Pleasants was born December 6, 1942 in Oxford, NC, son of the late Dr. James Marvin Pleasants, Jr. and Margaret Leavister Frazier. He attended Mills High School in Louisburg, NC and was employed by Avada Hearing Care in Winston-Salem, NC as a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Mr. Pleasants attended Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church in Richfield, was a veteran of the US Army stationed in the DMZ in Korea, a charter member of Masters Masonic Lodge in Raleigh, member of the Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post, and was an avid fisherman and loved Nascar and football. He was a very hard worker.

Mr. Pleasants is survived by his wife, Evon Wages Pleasants, who he married on September 5, 1963; son Ronald “Frank” Pleasants, Jr. of Salisbury; daughters Pamela Gail Robinson of Oxford, NC, Ronda Michelle Pleasants Al Wadei of Castalia, NC; brother Marvin Lewis Pleasants of Winston-Salem; sister Susan McFarland of Franklinton, NC; grandchildren Leslie Wilder, Megan Yonts, Rebekah Pleasants, Hope Yonts, Landon Robinson, Emily Pleasants, Morgan Pleasants, Naji Al Wadei; and great-grandchild Buddy Wilder.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 4th at 2:00 PM at Wyatts Grove Baptist Church in Richfield conducted by the Rev. David Jones, pastor. Military Rites will be conducted by the North Carolina National Guard and the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends in the church following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church, 12323 Bringle Ferry Road, Richfield, NC 28137.

Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Pleasants family. Online condolences may be made at

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