This hope we have as an anchor of the soul-a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells], where Jesus has entered as the forerunner for us... (Hebrews 6:19-20, Amplified Version) "So since our hope is anchored in the most Holy Place with Jesus, what is death but a gentle tug on that rope to pull us into His presence?" (Beth Moore, Bible Teacher)
Ronald L. Kretzer, II, of Anchorage, Alaska, suddenly passed from this life to the next on Monday, July 3, 2017, following a brief illness. He was a graduate of Graham High School who was blessed with a bright intellect and insatiably curious mind. He loved music and possessed that charismatic performer's personality that drew people to him. Ronnie served in the U.S. Navy and was studying Geology at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Harry and Evelyn Kretzer; his maternal grandfather: Steve Jackson; 3 uncles: Max Kretzer, Buddy Kretzer and Tim Jackson; 1 aunt: Lou Fyke.
Left here to lovingly remember him and wait patiently for the day of reunion are his parents: Ron and Brenda Kretzer; his brother: Chase; his maternal grandmother: Ruth Jackson; his uncle: Randy Jackson and wife, Kerri; his aunts: Nancy Jackson and Helen Decker; several cousins.
Ronnie attended the Bluefield, VA Church of God located at 104 Highland Avenue throughout his childhood until he moved away as an adult, and a Memorial Service will be held there on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tony Ellis officiating. The VFW Post #9696 and the Pocahontas American Legion Post #14 will honor Ronnie with Military Rites.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: The Family Life Center, Bluefield, VA Church of God.
Published on  July 7, 2017