Ronald Luther Yoakam, brother of country singer Dwight Yoakam, has died.
According to an obituary, Ronald died “of complications from a brief battle of a non Covid-19 related illness” on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Louisville, KY.
Ronald resided in Louisville, Kentucky for the past ten years, originally from Columbus, Ohio. He was a 1976 graduate of Northland High School before becoming a private pilot. He later became a flight instructor, teaching student pilots in California, Colorado and Ohio. He held a Commercial Pilots License and Airline Transport Pilot Rating from the FAA. He worked professionally for many years as a pilot flying corporate and charter jets.
He also worked as a recurrent training officer and examiner for Citation Jets at Flight Safety International in Columbus, Ohio.
Ronald is preceded in death by his father, David Loren Yoakam. Survived by his mother, Ruth Ann Rankey; his brother, Dwight Yoakam and his sister, Kimberly Yoakam Leslie.
He was born on April 17, 1958.
The family request private funeral arrangements by Schoedinger Northwest.
Sending prayers and our condolences to the Yoakam family.