George “Ronnie” McLellan • February 14, 2020



George “Ronnie” McLellan, Sr.
On Friday, February 14, 2020, George “Ronnie” McLellan passed away at the age of 83 in Houston, TX where he resided for the last three years.
Ronnie was born on March 28, 1936 in Pensacola, FL to George B. McLellan and Zeola McLellan Walker. He retired from Monsanto in 1996 after a remarkable 40-year career earning 11 U.S. Patents in various aspects of chemistry, most notably a revolutionary patent for the first stain blocked carpet. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, and in later years took great pleasure in computer programming and his flight simulator. He hunted the mountains of Colorado, earned awards in Archery, took top prizes in Ling fishing, and in his teens and early twenties played the trumpet beginning in the Pensacola High School Band and later forming a band with his friends that traveled the southeast playing dance halls and arena’s. He was very proud of his 12-years coaching Brent Raiders Football and Dixie Youth Baseball and serving as President of the Pensacola Little league association.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his father and mother, his wife, Janice, daughter Mary Delores, and grandson, Zachary Tredway. He is survived by four children, Cynthia Tredway of Houston, TX, George R. McLellan, Jr. & wife Melissa of Long Beach, MS., Gregory McLellan & wife Paula of Pensacola, FL., Gary McLellan & Joseph Manzanales of Houston, TX. Five Grandchildren Allison Tredway, Hannah Tredway, Molly Rudisill & husband Spencer, George R. McLellan, III, and Sarah McLellan.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at 10 o’clock a.m. at 7433 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL.

  1. Shae Roth says:

    He lived such a full and accomplished life, and he was a great man with many talents. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loves ones.

  2. Jennifer Gaugler says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this! I know he will be greatly missed by all the family! I know Gramby is happy to have him with her again and Janice. I’ll be praying for the family.

  3. Carolyn Hanberry Sledge says:

    I have fond memories of my Pal, Ronnie, from grade school (when we had to ride the bus to school), and also from Warrington Jr. High. I had to walk by Ronnie’s house en-route home from Jr High, and I could hear him practicing his trumpet; that, or he was outside throwing sticks for his dog “Bruno” to retrieve. I would hang out with him while Bruno seemed to never tire of retrieving. We lost touch for years, until he began e-mailing his classmates about Janice’s failing health. From that time on, we continued to stay in touch, and we had fun communicating. I am saddened by his unexpected passing, and offer my condolences to each and every one of his family members. Rest in peace, dear friend.
    Best Regards, Carolyn Hanberry-Sledge

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