On Friday morning, April 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Ronald Nathaniel O’Banner was called home to rest.
Ronald was born on December 15, 1959 in Hampton County, South Carolina to James Nathaniel O’Banner and the late Learlene Gordon O’Banner.
At an early age, he received the Lord as his personal Savior under his mother’s guidance at First Pine Savannah Baptist Church. Ronald attended Estill High School where he played multiple positions on the football team and was a member of the Class of 1978. As a young man, he learned how to work on anything with a motor and he was great at it. He began his auto mechanics careers at Rivers Chevrolet in Estill, SC and he then became an entrepreneur with his own auto mechanics business with his father. In which this was his passion! With his love for auto mechanics, he fell in love with race motorcycles and cars which turned into the building of his famous car, the “Silver Bullet”!
Ronald leaves to cherish his memories, his father, James N. O’Banner of Estill, SC; his son, Ronald (Shwondar) Fields, (2) grandchildren, Deantonio and Mia’aisha Fields of Scotia, SC; (2) brothers, Rudolph (Yvonne) Gordon, Tony (Edna) O’Banner of Estill, SC; (2) sisters Debbie (Herbert) Brown of Varnville, SC and Pheobe (Randolph) White of Estill, SC; (1) great uncle, John (Julia) Bolden, Sr., (4) uncles, Rufus (Alfredia) Gordon, Ruben (Marie) Gordon, Marion Gordon, and Jimmy (Cheryl) O’Banner; (6) aunts, Ethel B. Brown, Alease (Perry) Hopkins, Betty O’Banner, Patricia O’Banner, Wanda O’Banner and Mary Reid, all of Estill SC, Lula and Gloria Gordon of New Jersey; (5) nieces; (9) nephews; (3) special friends, Anthony Robinson, Eldred Busby and Elizabeth Sanders, and a host of relatives friends and godchildren.
Professional services entrusted to: Legacy funeral home