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Friday, October 9, 2009

Farewell, Friend

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 42-year-old FL tow truck driver Ronnie Sites who passed away on Oct. 4 at his home in Yulee. Here's a story from

YULEE, FL -- A funeral Wednesday shows the effect one person can have on the lives of others.

Ronnie Sites was laid to rest, but his family is not alone.

According to friend Tyson Lee, "He was just one of those people that had a heart of gold. He would just stop and help people."

Sites drove a tow truck, and friends are quick to say he was anywhere someone was in need.

"If he seen somebody he even thought needed help, he was there for them," says his brother Brian Males, who added, 'Every man dies, but not every man lives. Ronnie lived."

Many people turned out for the funeral, and all said similar things about their friend.

Sites' family asks that in lieu of flowers, they would prefer a donation to the Ronald Sites Educational Fund. Donations will be accepted at any First Coast Community Bank branch.

And his obituary:

Ronnie Sites, 42, beloved husband of Monica and devoted father of Dillon, passed away at his residence on October 4, 2009. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL and moved to Yulee in 1990 from Callahan. Ronnie was a member of the 1986 graduating class of West Nassau High School. He was a junior varsity and varsity player for the Warriors. He was a member of the Nassau River Hunting Club and has been involved with all aspects of The Yulee Little League for the past nine years. He is a loving husband and devoted father, and an outstanding loyal friend. His generosity knew no bounds. Ronnie was a life-long devoted Gator Fan and a NASCAR fan. He was a prankster and could always make his wife, Monica, laugh. He was greatly loved by an infinite number of friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Janice Sites, his father, John Males and sister, Brenda Sites. Survivors include his wife, Monica Sites, of Yulee, FL; a son, Dillon Sites, also of Yulee; his mother, Lorraine Males; mother in law, Wanda Nixon; three brothers, Brian Males (Donna), Richard James and George James; two sisters, Barbara Terrell (David) and Lori King (Brian); and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8, at The River of Praise Worship Center, 83410 St. Mark Dr. in Yulee. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery in Callahan. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Green Pine Funeral Home. Condolence messages may be left at . In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations be made the Ronald Sites Educational Fund for Ronnie's son at any First Coast Community Bank branch. Arrangements by Green Pine Funeral Home.

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