Ronald G. Smith, 71, of Lawrenceburg, husband of 53 years of Brenda Crawley Smith, passed away suddenly Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at U.K. Chandler Medical Center. Born Dec. 8, 1942 in Frankfort, KY, he is the son of Duard “Shorty” Smith of Lawrenceburg and the late Bessie Mae Snow Smith.
Ron was a former co-owner of Smith Brothers Home Improvements, a 15 year employee of IBM, and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of The KY Committee of 101 for 32 years, a former member of the American Legion Post #34, and a KY Colonel. He served as Sunday School Superintendent for 26 years, sang in the choir, and a member of the Methodist Men at the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, where he was a member for 40 years.
Along with his wife and father, he is survived by two daughters, Becky Smith (Mike) Tankersley of Highland Ranch, CO, and Sharron Smith (Joseph) Burton of Frankfort; three grandchildren, Jordan Tankersley, Brenna and Darcey Burton; three brothers, Paul R. (Patty) Smith of Frankfort, Danny Wayne (Jean) Smith of Bowling Green, and Gayle W. (Tina) Smith of Lawrenceburg.
Including his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Smith, and a brother Dayle Thomas Smith.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 10th at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be 3–8 PM Tuesday at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church, 565 Carlton Dr., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.