Wilson, Ronald Ray Everyone's buddy Ron "Ronnie" Wilson aka R-Dub, Bubba, Buba-licious, Big Mo and Wil-Dog went to be with his Lord and maker on April 11, 2011. Ron loved life, he loved his family and friends, he loved to have fun and he was always the life of the party! Born November 16, 1952 in Inglewood, CA Ron came into this world with racing and competition in his blood. Though he played football as a teenager for Hawthorne High School, his passion was for racing and he would race anything with a motor. It started with motorcycles as a young man, then to competitive boat and ski racing and finally as a professional Formula One tunnel boat racer in the '90s. Throughout his racing career he was also an accomplished general contractor and real estate Broker living and working in the South Bay for his entire life. However, he would say that his greatest accomplishment in life was the raising of his three children; Luke, Liana and Matthew. With his wife Lynn, the Wilson family enjoyed all activities in or around the water. River trips to Parker, camping events at Dockweiler Beach, ski races at Lake Mead and Clear Lake to name a few. In 2005 Ron suffered a major stroke that slowed down his body, but it did nothing to slow down his drive and determination for life. In the face of adversity Ron used the stroke and the recovery process to gain a new respect for life and a strengthened relationship with God. We were blessed to have Ron Wilson in our lives for as long as we had him and he will be greatly missed. Life is very fragile and we lost our beloved Ronnie much too soon so take an opportunity to reach out to your friends and loved ones today and make sure they know how you feel. Ron is survived by his wife Lynn, son Luke, daughter-in-law Mischa, daughter Liana, son Matthew, grandchildren Delaney and Mason, father Norman, mother Peggy, sister Karen, brother-in-law Ron and loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. A memorial and celebration of Ron's life will be held on Sunday, April 17th at 11 a.m. at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club in Redondo Beach with a reception at the same location from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Address of memorial/reception: 245 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, Ron's family will be accepting donations at the service for the American Stroke Foundation and/or the American Heart Association. A webcast of the celebration service will be available to view online at for 90 days after the service. Now go live and love " 'til the hubcaps come off." -RW

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I will not be able to stop by on Sunday because of a commitment, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If there is anything I can do, please just ask. Love, Carol He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

  2. Hi Lynn, You had a certain look in your eye when I ran into you at MBMS last week. I had a feeling it was coming. I’m thinking of you and will see you on Sunday. Love to you.

  3. Hi Lynn, You had a certain look in your eye when I ran into you at MBMS last week. I had a feeling it was coming. I’m thinking of you and will see you on Sunday. Love to you.

  4. I will miss Ronnie a great deal! He had faith in me and helped so much in starting my business 12 years ago in Lawndale. We talked shop about boats and racing often, as well as our families. Love you Ronnie! -Mark Nathanson and family

  5. I am Gabby’s dad, Luke & her went to Costa & although I never met Ron, I heard some of the fantastic stories from Gabby, please let me know if there is anything we can do. Love & Laughter Alaways Rick Jones 213 248-7101

  6. We were so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Our prayers and hearts are with everyone who loved him. OUR SINCEREST SIMPATHY, Duane and Cindy Ridgman

  7. Dear Wilson family, I would like to extend my condolences upon learning of the passing of Ronnie. My memories of him are all 70 and 80’s times with the “Karon” racing team. He loved life and was passionate about his family, these are my memories about Ronnie. He lives in your heart and memories and be comforted he is with God and you will see him again.

  8. So many memories of Ronnie are going through my mind! All of them make me smile. I send my love and prayers to the Wilson family. Godspeed Ronnie. Pam Forsberg

  9. Hello Wilson Family, I was a friend of Ron’s at Hope Chapel. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I just wanted to share with you what a sweet and humble man he was. Except when it came to his children, which he boasted about at church weekly. I think volleyball tournaments and family gatherings. I am sure he will be greatly missed. I would also see him every Saturday having breakfast with His parents. He would always come by our table to say Hi before He sat down for his meal. He really did have the joy of the Lord dispite his physical challenges. Trust In the Lord and perseverance were evident in His life. Just wanted to tell you how much I will miss peaking around his much taller head than mine on Friday night at Hope. Hopefully you all may visit Hope on Friday and I will get to share with you face to face. Thanks for the reminder that we don’t know what each day holds for us and to live and Love eachother each day. Love In Christ, Penny Lewis

  10. Our prayers are with the entire Wilson family and find strength in the knowledge that Ron is with the Lord in peace. Our Love to you all….

  11. I’m sorry for your loss and that it took this event to get caught up on Ron’s life. But I share in your joy that Ron knew the Lord and is home with Him now. Norm pulled me in 1966 to the 10-12 high point while my dad was building his boat. But I remember playing with Ron and Karen at Clear Lake a few years before that. What a beautiful family he raised up. No wonder he is so proud. Blessings to your family.

  12. I’m Sonny Krauss’ wife. I met the Wilsons about the time I met my husband in 1960. Morm built Sonny’s shop and they ski raced together. I have wonderful memories of Morm, Peggy, Ron, and Karen. God bless you all

  13. Thank you for the Pod Cast.It almost felt like we were there with you in person. It brought back many memories of Ronnie. What a great life he had..Bless the whole Family. Love, Doris and Tom

  14. I am very sorry for you loss. What a fantastic celebration of Ron’s life. His memories will live forever. In God we trust.

  15. My brother Luke and Wilson Family- I wanted to let you know that I love you. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the memories we have of Ron keep his legacy alive. God bless you and your family with peace and comfort! Love you my brother- Shane Willis and Family

  16. Wilson Family I was sad to hear the news of Ronnie’s passing. I have many memories of Ron and all of them include his big smile and his welcoming hugs – a gift you all share. During this difficult time I pray that your wonderful and funny memories of Ronnie are ever present. Big hugs from far away. With much love

  17. To Ron’s family, we have heard about your loss and the loss of our friend and classmate. We played football with Ronnie and are very sad to hear that he has left us. We remember him as a very nice kid and tough on the grid iron. God bless you and we are sorry about your loss.

  18. Dearest Lynn, Looking at all these wonderful pictures lets me know what a good man your husband was and how very very much he must be missed. I only learned about your loss yesterday and regret that I didn’t know about the memorial service. It looks like the service completely captured how much he enjoyed life and how much he was loved. You and your family are so much in my thoughts and prayers and we miss you. Love, Gayle

  19. Hi Peggy My name is Janet i work at Rocky Cola, i usually wait on you on Saturdays. I am so very sorry for your loss. I just found out this past saturday (a customer told me) I was in total shock and very saddened. Ron will be so very missed by everyone.

  20. Hi Peggy and Norm: I am very sorry to have missed Ronnie’s funeral service. Not a day goes by without a thought and a prayer for him and the family. I still cannot get use to the idea of not seeing his truck or that special smile on his face when I arrive at Victory Mortgage. He will be greatly missed.

  21. Our Condolences to the Wilson Family, we cried laughed and felt our heart connected to your hearts, the lord will continue to give you strenght he promised to be by your side and never let go of you, he is faithful to all of his promises. Isaiah 43: 1-7. But now, this is what the Lord says, he who created you, O jacob he who formed you, O Israel Fear not, for i have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name: you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass throught the rivers they will not sweep over you when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. for I am the Lord, our God the Holy one of Israel your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. since your are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, i will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life, Do not be afraid, for I am with you’ I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. you’re in our prayers remember some day we will all be together with our loved one’s for he has promised we will live with him for eternity, for he has went to make homes and mansions where no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. Amen.


  23. I just heard today, 07-22-11 regarding Ron’s passing. I am so sorry, sadden and surprised. Ron had always had a deep love for his family and was a man of strength and integrity. I had the privileged of working with him and his family a few years back. I am so honored to have known him. I praise God for his life and his full restoration in Heaven. I pray love and healing for his loving and wonderful family. He will truly be missed.

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