On the morning of March 27, 2020, Ron Smith passed away at the age of 83 at his home in Sebring, Florida.
Ron was born on June 6, 1936 in Steubenville Ohio, son of the late Ronald Eugene Smith Sr. and Freda (Smith) Lemasters of Follansbee.
He graduated from Follansbee High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, and served in the Military Police Corp.
While residing in Follansbee, WV he was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed cooking for St Francis center. Ron was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Garibaldi, Eagles and the Moose Lodge.
He retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel as the superintendent of maintenance for the Coke and Sinter Plant. He was retired for the last 21 years in Florida with his wife Gay, where they were active members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, working at the Pro shop and cooking for his retirement community.
Ron enjoyed family, friends, golfing, dancing, cooking and traveling cross county on motorcycle with his wife.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gay Smith, and Sister Sandy (Smith) Allsop.
He leaves behind his children Christopher Smith (Sarah) of Colliers WV, Tammy Smith McKinney of Follansbee WV, Patrick Smith (Beverly) of Wellsburg WV, Ronald Joseph Smith (Gerri Ann) of Sapulpu OK, Saundra Wallace(Randy) of Cambridge OH, William Eisnaugle Jr. Davisville WV; siblings Joyce Stift Lacik of Follansbee WV, Larry Smith of WA, Paula Lemasters Wince of St. Marys WV; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 1017 Jefferson Street Follansbee WV 26037 (304) 527-2286.
Arrangements are being made to take place at a later date.