Ronald O. Smith

June 04, 1935 ‒ May 28, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Ronald O. “Ron” Smith, 81, of Galion passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born June 4, 1935 in Galion and was the son of Clarence and Cynthia (Ramsey) Smith. Ron is survived by the love of his life for 60 years, Eula “Dude” (Hall) Smith whom he married on September 28, 1956.

He served his country in the United States Army Reserves for eight years and retired after 46 years in the Maintenance Department at Galion Hospital. Ron attended Gospel Baptist Church, Galion and you could see him often taking walks with his dog Lilly at Fairview Cemetery. Ron and Lilly also enjoyed taking long naps together.

Although he had no children, he is survived by many nieces and nephews including Steve Hall and Tammy Deel both of Galion with whom he loved and treated as his very own. Also, Shawn Conley, Aaron Hall and Kristi Sirlouis all of Akron, Debbie Lauffenburger of Virginia and Vicki Hall of Tennessee; grandnieces Anna Hall, Leah Hall, Vanessa Deel and Olivia Deel; sisters-in-law Joyce Conley of Ontario and Diane Hall of Galion; brother-in-law Denton Atkinson of Galion and his dog Lilly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Edith Stalter and a brother Robert Smith.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 2 with Rev. Loyd Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family 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


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  • Dude, Tammy and girls, I’m so so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear about the death of your Husband. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Dude,
    So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

    Darrell, Vickie & Sarah Hall.
    Kristin & Kevin Kiley

  • Dude Tammy Steve and family. You all have been through so much this year, my heart hurts for you all. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. I admire your Strength and faith thorough this pain. If the shoe were on the other foot I can’t say for sure that I would be as strong as you all are! I admire you all very much. Again my prayers are with you

  • Dude, we were so sorry to read of Rons passing. Prayers for you in the coming months for comfort as you grieve. He was a super guy and will be missed by many.

  • Dude, God has a plan and he must be ready for Ronnie and to give him peace. You have faced so much in such a short period of time and we pray that your strength will help you walk this path. Take your memories and keep them in your heart Love Dick and Carol

  • So sorry to hear about Ron. We met him & Lilly on our daily walks at Fairview Cemetery that we used to take. Looked forward to seeing them. He was a special guy and will be missed. God Bless.
    Marilyn & Don Burkholder

  • Dude and family,
    This has been a very hard year for your family, Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ron.
    The Ron nelson Family

  • Mrs. Smith,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing ! I knew Ron from working at the hospital. He was a super nice guy.. Know you & your family is in my prayers & throughts.

  • Dude,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ron. He was a great gentleman and was always so nice to people. I remember working at the Galion Hospital when he was there. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
    May God Bless you all.

    Duke Newell