Texas Housing Industry Lost a Valuable Leader in Ron Connally (1954 – 2018)
Our association lost a very dear friend and long-time member in Ron Connally of Amarillo, Texas. Ron, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 29.
His steady and quiet leadership was invaluable during a tumultuous time for the industry and association. Ron stepped up to serve as the Texas Association of Builders President in 2008 and 2009. He was a TAB Life Director and served on numerous state and local association committees. Ron took pride in being the founding chair and a long-time trustee for the Texas Builders Foundation that was established in 2010.
For years, he served on TAB’s executive team and the Texas Panhandle Builders Association leadership team. He was also a director for the National Association of Home Builders in 2016 and 2017. In 2011, he was honored as Texas Builder of the Year by the state association. Ron Connally Construction started building custom homes in the Panhandle in 1984.
Ron was born on June 8, 1954 in Guymon, Oklahoma to Bonnie and the late H. G. “Bud” Connally. Ron graduated from Tascosa High in 1972 and received a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University. He married his wife, Tina, on May 28, 1982 in Amarillo, Texas.
They have two daughters, Cari Morrison and Kalee Nofsinger, and a son, Brennan Connally. Ron and Tina also have one grandson, Channing Nofsinger.