Ronald Charles Monger, 73, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022. He was born to Charlie and Joyce Monger of Ooltewah, Tenn.
He grew up on a dairy farm and was tasked with milking the cows before school, which shaped his work ethic. Ronnie was incredibly bright with a sharp intellect and had a photographic memory with total recall.
He and his wife, Karen, were married in 1971. He began his 35-year career working at Hamilton National Bank. Ronnie and Karen moved to Whiteville in 1977, where Ronnie worked at United Carolina Bancshares, serving as chief financial officer. Ronnie retired from BB&T as executive vice president in 2004. Despite an extremely successful career, Ronnie’s goal was to retire early, to allow himself time to enjoy life outside of the board room.
Ronnie loved sports and the camaraderie that goes along with being a fan. He worked in a visit to many MLB stadiums while on family vacations. He was an avid golfer and loved playing with friends and family. Staying true to his roots, Ronnie loved to spend time outdoors and loved driving his tractor, mowing the yard and picking up debris. Everyone who had the privilege to know Ronnie knew about his love of storytelling, just like the rest of the Monger family. His dynamic wit and sense of humor made his stories really resonate with people and made conversations with him complex and interesting.
Ronnie is survived by Karen Teague Monger, his wife of 50 years,; daughter, Sarah Teague Monger (Tim Bunch); son, Charles Monger (Meredith Brown); grandson, Silas Warner Bunch; sister-in-law, Paula Thompson Guest; and niece, Adrienne Teague Moyer (Chris Moyer).
Special Thanks to Dr. Ted Toborg for his help and support throughout Ronnie’s illness and the staff at Brookstone Retirement Home in Lexington for their love and exceptional care and hospice of Davidson County.
Should you wish to honor Ronnie, please consider a gift to Samaritan’s Purse or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Hayworth Miller Funeral Home of Clemmons is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.