St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, LA


Ronald Lynn Smith

December 31, 1945November 28, 2019

Ronald Lynn Smith was born on December 31, 1945 to Opal Barron Smith and Bill Newt Smith in El Dorado, AR. He passed away on November 28, 2019 in Dallas, TX at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Ricard Smith, his parents, brother Herbert Lance Smith, and brother Billy Gene Smith. He is survived by three daughters: Jennifer Burns (Derek) of Dallas, TX; Brigit Peterson (Trent) of Des Moines, IA, and Adriane Arnold (Luke) of The Woodlands, TX; thirteen grandchildren: Benjamin, Isaiah, Regina, Dominic, Gloria Peterson; Dani, Drew, D.J., Deven, and Dawson Burns; Jack, Luke, Joe Arnold; and one sister, Marty Smith Gassaway of Little Rock, AR. Ron (aka Frog or Toad to his childhood friends and family) graduated from high school in El Dorado, AR. He joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served in Vietnam and Newfoundland. After being honorably discharged from the military, he moved to Baton Rouge where he met and married his bride Brenda and graduated from LSU. He worked as a USDA meat inspector for 33 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest with military honors, alongside his wife in St Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Ron to a Veteran's charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, 2019


Ronald Lynn Smith

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Terry & Betty Williams

December 5, 2019

Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.