Ronald Bales, 72, passed away Sunday June 20, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. The son of Ella Bales, Ronald was born September 10, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and worked as a long haul truck driver. Ronald lived in the Houston, Texas area most of his life before moving to Dallas. He was preceded in death by his mother; wife, Mary Bales; three brothers and three sisters.He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Darla Battiest and her husband Ryman Jr. of Wright City, Vivian Murray of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Scott Battiest, Brandon Battiest, Rene Arce Jr., Steven Arce, Elizabeth Tobias and Murphy; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Cemetery:Watkins Family Cemetery in Wright CityVisitation:6-8 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday eveningService:Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Bales, please visit our floral store.