Ronald Willard Smith
August 24, 1945 – November 27, 2018
Ronald Willard Smith age 73 of Speedwell TN, previously of La Salle MI, was born August 24, 1945 and passed away on November 27, 2018. Ronald moved to Taylor, MI after his service in the military to work. Shortly after arriving in Michigan he married his wife of 34 years, Barbara Pincheff in 1969. He retired from General Motor Company after about 35 years and moved back to Speedwell, TN. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents Lonnie H. Smith and Nola Price Smith, and step-mother Ruby Hopper Smith. Wife Barbara Pincheff Smith. Daughters Dawn Marie Frances Smith and Roxanne Smith. Son Ronald Willard Smith Jr. Ronald is survived by his sons Kenneth Ronald Smith and Philip Ronald Smith. Daughters Rebecca Lynn (Josh) Frank and Sunday Gadberry. Siblings Janis (Fred) Ratliff, Ann Gent, Debbie Sutton, Joan Brewer, Steve (Barbara) Smith, Bill (Katja) Smith, Anita Smith, and Dean (Rebecca) Smith. Granddaughters Briyana Smith, Annie Hatfield, and Kacie Gadberry. Grandson Kaiden Smith; brother, Joe Harrison; and a Very Special Girlfriend Jo Ann Smith. Ronald loved working on his farm and taking care of his animals. He enjoyed country music and dancing with his girlfriend Jo Ann. Ronald enjoyed fishing, woodworking and if he could be outside or working with his hands he was. He liked to spend time with his girlfriend, family and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday December 1st from 12 until 2 PM at Coffey Funeral Home in Harrogate. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held at Merkle Funeral Home in Monroe MI starting at 12 PM Monday December 3rd with burial service at 4 PM in Roselawn Cemetery in La Salle MI.
- Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
Ronald Willard Smith
Gene and Lois Blair
November 30, 2018
Ron was one of the good guys. Always enjoyed chatting with him at the various dance venues. Ron and Jo an always seemed happy together. Very sad that he has passed. Our condolences to his family, Jo an and his many friends.
Charles & Bea Sexton
November 29, 2018
Ron was a very special friend to us! Never have we known a sweeter man than Ron! It has been an honor & privilege to have known him & Jo Ann! Ron & Jo Ann was a very special couple! I will miss going to the dance & him not being there! They would always tell me, after I sang, good job & I appreciated him & Jo Ann! Ron was just a very loving friend! He will be greatly missed by us & his family & friends! May God surround you with his love!! Charles & Bea Sexton