Ronald E. Smith, 72, went home to be with the Lord on October 25, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on September 6, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, to James B. Smith and Dorthy Brown. He later graduated from East High School and went on to join the United States Army which he served for two years as an armed air controller. He also engaged in Vietnam combat.
Ronald’s hobbies were fishing throughout the summer months and spending time with his grandchildren. Ronald E. Smith will be truly missed by all of those who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing and loving him.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, James Smith; his mother, Dorthy Smith; and his sister, Patricia Smith.
He leaves to mourn: his brother, Gary Smith; his wife, Mary Smith; daughter, Zarona Smith; sons, Kendrick Smith, Mahershalalhashbaz, Isaiah Walters, and Mario Smith; granddaughters, Teniea Smith, Tanaya Smith, Tanieha Smith, and Zanashia Brand; grandsons, Mario Smith, Jr., Marion Smith, Pasi Smith, and Messiah Smith; great-grandsons, Khalil Hill and Ayiden Harris;
and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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