Ronnie Lloyd "RL" Sullivan

Obituary
  • "My brother, my friend...I admire you, miss you and love..."
    - Harrison Brooks
  • "In our abode down on the baja, the best stories told,..."
    - Maddog Kerley
  • "Jan, it's been so long. I don't know how I missed RL's..."
    - Colleen Langewisch
  • "Dear Jan, I am so sorry to hear of RL's passing! I know you..."
    - Jeffie Gilpin-Riley
  • "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sullivan Family. RL..."
    - Rick & Mary Lee Savage

Ronnie Lloyd "RL" Sullivan departed this life on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at his home in Yuma. He was born August 16, 1941 at the Yuma County Hospital on Avenue B and was raised in Somerton, Arizona.

RL attended Somerton Grammar School and graduated from Yuma Union High School in the class of 1959. At an early age, RL joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Somers.

Prior to founding and operating RL Sullivan Insurance Agency in 1976, RL thoroughly enjoyed his "Fruit Tramp" days in the produce business. RL believed in "service above self" and was one of the founding members of Fort Yuma Rotary serving as past president and was active in Rotary for over 30 years as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Two of RL's great loves were fishing the Gulf of California and hunting the local areas around Yuma.

RL is survived by his wife, Barbara Jan; sons, Johnny Ray (Diana Jo) and Jason (Jennifer); brothers, Harrison Brooks (Carolyn), Billy Brooks (Joyce), Walton Brooks (Patty), and Bobby Brooks (Robbi); four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

RL was preceded in death by his parents, Rayphiel Lee Sullivan and Dolly Malone Sullivan; brothers, Jerry Sullivan and Joe Sullivan.

A family graveside service will be held. For all of those whose lives he touched, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at the home of Ann Stewart, 1948 S. Adobe Point, Yuma, AZ. 85365.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to Hospice of Yuma.
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