Ronny Philen, age 49, of Brownwood passed away Dec. 11, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, in the Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow in the San Saba City Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Blaylock Funeral Home. Ronny was a long time employee of Brownwood Independent School District. After his retirement he loved being outdoors doing his two favorite things; fishing and hunting for arrowheads. He also loved collecting family heirlooms. Ronny was kind-hearted and loved to help people. He loved his family. Ronny attended Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. He tried hard to be a good Christian.

    He is survived by his parents, Bill and Linda Philen of Brownwood; his brothers, Randy and Greg Philen of Brownwood; his sister, Penny Russell and husband Bobby of Brownwood; his niece and nephew, Haley and Josh Lawson; and a special cousin, Steve Shelton of Granbury. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.