Ronald E. Smith
December 16, 1941 ‒ October 28, 2018
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.