May 18, 1949 ~ March 29, 2021
Ronald Evans Smith 71, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home.
Ronnie was born May 18, 1949 in Chatham County. He was a graduate of Union Pines High School, class of 1970. He served his country in the United States Army. Ronnie was a truck driver, maintenance man for Moore County Schools, and a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Southern Pines until his retirement. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. His family was very important to him and he loved time spending with them, especially his grandson Justin and great grandson Evan. Ronnie loved the outdoors, deer hunting, traveling, camping and seeing new places. He also enjoyed raising horses and participating in horse shows, winning many trophies and ribbons in his younger days. He was a quiet man but showed his faith to others in the way that he lived.
Ronnie was a son of the late John and Wilma Kidd Smith and was preceded in death by brothers: Clarence Smith, Wilbur Smith, Jesse Smith; sister: Judy Maness.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen Maness Smith; daughter: Michelle Peele (Ben); grandson: Justin Watson (Kelly); great grandson: Evan; special family member: Johnny McLaughlin; siblings: Johnny Smith, Jimmie Smith, Betty Ann Murray, Clara Jean Hussey, Mary Ruth Powers, Carol Hicks; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside service will be 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Pine Rest Cemetery with Reverend Darrell Williams officiating. The body will lie in state Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home.
The family asked that we follow COVID precautions, including wearing a mask during all services.
Memorials may be made to .St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.
Condolences online at pinesfunerals.com.
Visitation: April 1, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kennedy Funeral Home
241 N Middleton Street
Robbinsq, NC 27325