Ronald E. Smith

December 16, 1941 ‒ October 28, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Ron Smith’s life revolved around God and his church. He kept God’s commandments by caring for others and will be remembered for his kind heart and his ornery personality. Ron E. Smith, 76, of Galion passed into the Lord’s presence on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

He was born December 16, 1941 in Mt. Vernon and was the son of Gerald and Eileen (Powell) Smith. Ron is survived by his wife of 13 years, Donna (Kurtzman) Correll-Smith whom he married on May 22, 2005.

Ron proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Cuban Crisis. He worked on oil barges in Massachusetts where he cleaned and serviced them for over 30 years.

Ron was known as the “trickster” and was a member of the Blooming Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church in Blooming Grove and the AMVETS Post 1979 of Galion.  He was previously a member of the Mounted Police in Knox County. Ron enjoyed animals, especially horses, feeding the birds and rescuing cats.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Kelly (Michael) Sylvia, Amanda Smith all of West Wareham, Massachusetts and Dixie (Paul) Awbrey of Galion; three grandchildren Jeremy, Brandy and Benjamin ; numerous great-grandchildren; brother Richard (Marilyn) Smith of Newark; sister Patty (Shane) Fitzpatrick of Howard; half-brothers Paul, Patrick and Jeff and a half-sister Carol.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sons and a half-sister Sandy.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Blooming Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, 9743 County Road 20 Galion, Ohio 44833 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Marcellus de Oliveira officiating. Burial will follow in Blooming Grove Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society serving Crawford County or the Blooming Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ron Smith, and condolences may be made to them at



  • RIP Ronnie. You will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers Donna & family🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Donna, and family,
    My deepest condolences in the loss of such a wonderful man. God will embrace you in this time of loss, and know that we will all see him again some day, when God comes to bring us all home. Ron was full of mischief, and loved to share his sense of humor, making everyone love to laugh around him. Ron loved his country, and was a proud Veteran, and I will miss seeing him and Donna out to eat, enjoying Veteran’s Day meal(s). Please keep his fun loving memories, as they continue to live on in you today, be a small comfort knowing we will all see him again someday. God Bless and keep each one of us until that time. Rest in peace, dear friend, and fellow church member.

    With Love, James, Karen, Emily (Tori), Jamie, Eric, & Kristen

  • Ron was such a good hearted man! One of the true good guys! He will be truly missed in this old world. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone really in need. A real Christian!

  • Dear Donna and family, we will truly miss a great friend when we come to visit. Please know we are in sympathy with you. May God grant you every comfort during this time. Resurrection day will be the more sweeter when we meet all our loved ones and friends. Don and Ruth Maddy

  • Ron will be Missed l loved the way he picked on me EVERY Time I seen him, Donna and Laugh a lot . He was a wonderful person, Donna May the sympathy of those cares about you and the precious memories of your husband help to comfort you at this time. Christian love Irene and Ray

  • I had no idea this happened till I saw on Facebook. I feel so sad years ago we discovered we were 2nd cousins on our mothers side. We discovered this as we had the same great uncle who wrote the temparence book of poems that Ron discovered I had and he asked me how I got that book when his uncle wrote it. I told him my uncle wrote it too. I feel so terrible I didn’t get to see him recently. So sorry Donna. He’ll rest till morning and looking forward to old friends reunion . I miss Farley too.

  • Aunt Donna and family,

    I was so saddened to hear that Ron had passed. I always enjoyed talking with him whenever we visited. He always seemed so genuine and fun loving. He will surely be missed. May God bring you peace during this time of sorrow.

    Mark and Angie Correll

  • Donna so sorry for your loss. Ron was so much fun. Pulmonary rehab will not be the same without him.

  • Thought and prayers for Donna and Family at this difficult time. We surely will miss seeing and talking to Ron at El Trasaco. He was a wonderful man!!