Ronald E. Smith, 77 of Zanesville passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Ron was born July 4, 1935 in Zanesville the son of the late Ernest Denver Smith and Della Rachel Mauk Smith. He worked as a custodian for the Zanesville City Schools and retired in 2010 after 44 years of service. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy, during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of La Fayette Lodge #79, The Eagles and a life member of the American Legion, VFW and Disabled American Veterans and was Methodist by faith.
He is the loving husband of Margaret â€œMaggieâ€ Elaine Boyer Smith, whom he married July 19, 1969. Loving dad of Teresa Smith, Marjorie Chidester and Erin (Jeremy) Culwell. Cherished â€œgrampyâ€ of Nathaniel, Brock, Anthony, Tamica, Ashley, Alexia, Alivia, and Ellie. Great Grandpa of Nathaniel Jr., Bryce, Aubrey, Terriana, Maurice, Xavior, Kayley, Airyonna, Ava, and Kali. Dear brother William (Lil) Smith of Mobile AL.
In addition to his parents Ron is preceded in death by his sisters Jessie Helriggle, Frances Murphy, and Florence Smith, brother Marion â€œGeneâ€ Smith.
The Family is being served by the BRYAN & SNIDER FUNERAL HOME 2318 Maple Ave. where visitation will be held Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The funeral service will be Monday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Visitation beginning at 10 AM. Friend, former neighbor and Pastor Charles â€œChuckâ€ Norris will officiate. Interment will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions be made to the Veterans Charity or organization of your choice.
To share memories and messages with the family, visit Ronâ€™s memorial page at www.BryanSniderFuneralHome.com