Ronnie McAbee has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since 2009. A native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, he graduated from Charles D. Owen High School in Swannanoa before serving our country as a USAF Combat Veteran in the Vietnam War and then again as a member of the NC Air National Guard.
Ronnie received his degree in Criminology from Wayne Tech in Goldsboro and the Department of the Air Force and after service he attended Asheville Buncombe Tech for his NC Electrical Contracting License.
In 2009, he retired and two years later started his own Electrical Contracting Company.
He and his wife Earlene have lived in Etowah for over two decades and attend Mud Creek Baptist Church. Together they have four sons, eleven grandchildren, and a dog.
In his spare time, Ronnie enjoys singing and listening to Southern Gospel music and spending time with family.