Ronald Eugene Smith, age 83, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away late Monday evening, February 20, 2023 at Clinton Memorial Hospital with family by his side.
He was born March 10, 1939 in Pike County, Ohio, son of the late Alva Huffman Smith and Bertha Olive (Jordan Hatch) Smith. On February 10, 1968 he married Marilyn (Collingham) Smith, who passed away on February 2, 2015. Together they enjoyed square dancing and traveling.
Ronald was a baker at Gene's Pastries for many years and after they closed he was employed at NCR, Crysteco, and retired from Pennant Molding in Sabina. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are step-son, Maynard Collingham of Cincinnati, step-grandson, Jeremy Adam Collingham of Wilmington, three step-great-grandchildren, Cody Adam Collingham, Dexter William Collingham, and Kinsey Lynn Collingham, special niece and her husband, JoAnn and Richard Culberson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ronald was preceded in death by a step-great-grandson, Liam Joseph Collingham, two brothers, Richard and Jim Smith, six half brothers, Robert, Clayton, Wesley, and Leslie Smith, Earl and Alva Hatch, sister, Mary Olvis, and three half sisters, Lela Blankenship, Nola Cooper, and Juanita Knisley.
Funeral Services will be held at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 W. Locust St. Wilmington, Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton County Memory Gardens, Wilmington, Ohio where the Wilmington American Legion Post #49 will accord full military honors.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.