RONALD Ray Stotts


RONALD Ray Stotts, 65, of Pearland, Texas, passed away April 29, 2022 in his home. 

Ronald was born in Lubbock, Texas on August 7, 1956 as the first son of Joseph and Betty Stotts. Ronald grew up in Kerrville, Texas alongside his three younger siblings. As a young adult, Ron joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He spent several years on mission, disciplining in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the 70’s, Ron joined the Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, 6C battalion. 

Ronald welcomed his son, Andrew in 1981 and his daughter Darien in 1986. Aside from his children, Ron devoted much of his time to his career and work family. He worked with Orkin Pest Control for 28 years where he began as a technician. He was promoted many times and moved across various states to fulfill his duties. He fondly spoke of all his wonderful colleagues and friends who felt like family.  Ron retired as a Region Manager with Orkin in 2017. 

Although Ronald spent his last years of life in many health battles, he frequently spoke of the gratitude he had for receiving a transplant that helped extend his life. He was the best Grandpa, Paw-Paw and loved to spend time with his five grandchildren. 

Ron was a spirited soul known for his wit and practical jokes. He was everyone’s friend and had an incredible talent of building the most heartfelt, deep relationships. Ronald was everyone’s counselor, known for lending an ear and giving the best advice. 

Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Betty Stotts. He is survived by two children, Darien Long, husband Thomas and Andrew Stotts, wife, Kristi. Ronald is blessed with five grandchildren: Jude Willet, Audrey Stotts, Leo Stotts, Ellis Long and Blake Long; one sister, Deborah Lozano, husband Frank; four brothers: Curtis Stotts, wife Janice, Charles Stotts, Steven Stotts, wife Karla and Roger Stotts and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. 


Services will be held in the coming weeks in Kerrville, Texas. 


  1. My heart goes put to all who knew and loved this sweet man. He was a prankster and loved a joke to the very last. We had many fun times over the years I knew him. Like the ferret he had in 1980 who loved showering with him. My favorite son in law.

    Beverly Moore
  2. Ron you were a big part of my life growing up, as you were my brothers best friend! You were an amazing friend to us all., and will be greatly missed. You now have wings for I know you are an angel.

    Elizabeth Koehne
  3. Such a Great Man! I know Heaven is rejoicing
    Prayers to the family & many friends he has made
    Along his journey in life. GOD Bless You Ron, YOU are
    Truly Missed❤️

    Charmaine Ottinger
  4. Ron Stotts was dedicated to his family and work. I worked with Ron at Orkin pest control in Bluesprings, Mo. And the Kansas side very intelligent hard working individual who became a good friend.

    Charles Coffey
  5. Prayers for Ron and his family in this time of loss.

    John Horn
  6. What, or how, can i say that could give accurate discription of the wonderful man you are. I will always remember going fishing with you. The things we did. The amazing lessons you taught. You were there always no matter. I’m so sad you got the cancer, cancer sucks. I will always remember you. I will always talk about you, like I already do. I will always teach what you have taught. You had a wonderful life and lived it to the fullest. Hell of a run you had my dear friend. We will see each other one day. Until that day comes please watch on us all and guide us with your miraculous wisdom.

    Dustin Shaw
  7. He touched many lives and will be missed by many. I am sure he will be the lead prankster up in heaven. May God bless all on this journey with him.

    Toni Caldwell
  8. I will always remember him as Ronnie, our beautiful cousin who loved to give us a hard time growing up. Ronnie was always full of wicked humor that made you laugh till you hurt. Ronnie will be missed he touched so many peoples life’s. I am so thankful I have those childhood memories with Ronnie. It was a blessing to know him growing up.

    Lorrie Early

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