Ronnie Dale Haas

Tuesday, June 9, 1964 - Thursday, June 17, 2021

Truly a Good Man

Photo of Ronnie Dale Haas  - 1964-2021

Waynesville- Ronnie Dale Haas, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 17, 2021 and entered into his glorious Heavenly home.

Dale was born June 9, 1964 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Ronnie Hugh Haas and the late Martha Ann Boyter Haas. He had made his home in Haywood County among the mountains that he loved for the past 16 years. Dale had honorably served his country in the United States Army and was a proud veteran. He had been employed with Springdale Country Club for 10 dedicated years and everyone who knew Dale was amazed at his strong work ethic and it was very evident that he loved his work.  He enjoyed going to auctions and he was indeed an avid race car fan, which included NASCAR and also dirt track racing. Dale was a man with a big heart, he never met a stranger, he was always smiling and he was loved by everyone that knew him. He loved his family with all his heart and in the words of his beloved LaDonna, “He was my knight in shining armor.” Our hearts are broken that Dale has left us so soon but he will remain in our hearts forever.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Teelena Huffman who passed away in January 2021.

He is survived by his fiancée  and the love of his life,  LaDonna Huffman Sparks of  Waynesville ; his daughter, Kata Norris and her husband, Dakota Norris of Clyde; his grandson, Xavier Norris; his father-in-law, Donnie Huffman of Clyde and a multitude of friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday,  June 26, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 3:00 until 4:00 pm prior to the service. A private interment  will be held at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde.

In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to the family, 98 Inman Branch Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.  

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for Dale and his family.  



Condolences from family and friends

Dale was an amazing veteran. He did a lot of work for us and was always smiling.
Billy Riggs
We have lived in Springdale for almost 21 years and knew Dale for the 10 years he was here. It saddens our hearts that he is gone, what a blessing Dale was to everyone that knew him and the ones that just crossed his path for a moment. Prayers for the family and friends He had a smile that was like no other, and we will miss him. Thank you for your service Dale to our Country and to our community.
Craig and Pam Carter
Ladonna and kata My prayers are with you. My heart just breaks. Dale was truly a great man.I loved him like a brother. God gained an amazing angel and I know he will watch over you all as he always did. I love you y’all.
Lisa Deaver Davis
Farewell my friend.You will be missed but not forgotten.
Randy Scruggs
Always a smile and never a complaint—that was Dale. He seemed so satisfied with his life, his family and his work. He was a good man with a good heart. We will miss him.
Esther and Bob Cummings
Our heart's,thoughts and prayers are going out to you guys. We love you !
Krista , Michael and kids
I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you dale was a wonderful person and I glad I got to me him and you God Bless all of you in this time of need..
Glenda Owenby
Dale was a hard-working member of the Springdale family. He will be greatly missed. Our apologies for not attending the funeral. Shelley is on quarantine because she has recently travelled. Our condolences and hopes that your hurting hearts will be healed. God bless.
Greg Artman and Shelley Malone