Ronnie Bernard Via, 59, of Bassett, Va., passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 of natural causes at home. He was born August 25, 1959 in Bassett, to the late Noah Bernard Via and the late Estelle Hall Via. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry E. Via.

Ronnie liked to be known as “Wild Man” and enjoyed working at Civil War Reenactments as a sutler or blacksmith with Daniel Young. He was talented in woodwork and metalwork.

He is survived by his brothers, William “Billy” Via and wife, Teri and David Lee Via and wife, Marjorie; uncle, Harry L. Via (Gladys); and aunts, Rita Hall Agree (Robert) and Peggy Hall Zimmerman; along with several cousins, nephews and a niece.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel where a memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m.

Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Via family.