Ronald Ray Smith

1942 - 2020

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Ronald R. Smith, 78, of Kenton passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Ron was born in Kenton on March 31, 1942 to the late Delbert and Ivah (Bailey) Smith. On October 15, 1983, Ron married Betty Jo Wright and she survives, along with children: Bill (Bev) Smith of Marion, Brenda (Dave) Biggs of AZ, Geral (Darel) Scott of Forest, Ann Smith of Marion, Terry (Sally) Smith of Ada, Diana (Ron) Scott of Kenton, David Smith of Kenton, Loretta (Carl-deceased) Joseph of Kenton, and Elizabeth (Brian) Wolgamot of Kenton; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughters: Michelle Smith Dunson and Glenda Williams. Ron worked for many years at Durez Corporation and was also a barber. He served 2 terms on Kenton City Council and was a member of the Moose Lodge and Harley Owners Group. Ron enjoyed traveling, jokes, pranks, and giving everyone a nickname. He loved his motorcycle, his truck, and camping in Michigan. A private family service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and burial will follow in Grove Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

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  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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  • Instructions:

    All services will be private.

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To : Libby and family
Date :Monday, April 20th 2020
From : Anita Howard
I’m so sorry for your loss prayers to you all

To : Betty Smith
Date :Tuesday, April 21st 2020
From : Rolland and Bekkie Mowery
Just wanted to let you know that Wink and I will not be able to attend today. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To : Smith Family
Date :Wednesday, April 22nd 2020
From : Judy Sallee
Sorry for your loss. Ron was fun to work with at Durez.

To : Betty Smith and family
Date :Wednesday, April 22nd 2020
From : Parthena Gayheart Bartley
Love and Prayers

To : Betty smith
Date :Wednesday, April 22nd 2020
From : Linda Smith
I am so sorry for your loss.I know that it has been a tough road for you and Ronnie both but he is no longer suffering and he is with Shelly now.

Linda Smith

To : Betty smith
Date :Wednesday, April 22nd 2020
From : Elizabeth Wolgamot
Thank you Moma for picking such a wonderful place to take care of Pops.. this place did such a wonderful job... he looked so peaceful and it gives me peace of mind knowing they took such good care of him. Wonderful job