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Ronald Eugene Smith

Mr. Ronald Eugene Smith age 81 of the LaGuardo Community in Lebanon passed away July 31, 2020.  He was born in Red Boiling Springs, TN, September 3, 1938, to the late Vollie “Bob” Smith and Jessie Witcher Smith.  He was a 1956 graduate of Red Boiling Springs High School and attended UT Extension in Nashville.  He retired from AVCO/Textron with thirty years of service.  He was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ where he had served as a deacon.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-years, Billie Wilson Smith; daughter, Leigh Ann (Scott) Nordmark; brother, Roger (Shelby) Smith; sister, Peggy Canter; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 1 p.m. from the Maple Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Rob Long and Bro. Mike Wamble officiating.  Interment – Hermitage Memorial Gardens.  Active Pallbearers:  Kent Hall, Joey Wilson, Jason Pharris, Patrick Ritter, Brandon Clark, Tim Goolsby, and Mike Hardin; Honorary Pallbearers:  Oliver Abernathy, Suzann Floyd, Kai Grissim, Billy Head, Robert Sanders, Joe Widick.  Visitation Tuesday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the church.  The family request all visitors please wear a face mask.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little Lights at Maple Hill, Alive Hospice or the charity of your choice.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Rick Spivey says:
    So very sorry that Ron has left us. I met him through the Farmall Cub tractor events, and knew him as a fine gentleman who was a pleasure to talk with. We will truly miss his company at future events. Please accept my sincere condolences to all his loved ones.
  2. Bill Martin says:
    My cubicle was next to Ron’s at Aerostructures (AVCO). I felt that he was always a steadying influence in our department. Godspeed, Ron.
  3. Jim Green says:
    I am one of the engineers that worked with Ron at Avco/Aerostructures several years until he retired. Later, a group of retirees began meeting together for breakfast once a month. We had such a good fellowship.
    Over time, you get to know a man’s heart. Ron was genuine, a good man, and comfortable to be with. He loved his wife, daughter, extended family
    and his church.
    We enjoyed his stories about his antique 1947 tractor.
    Ron you will be missed, rest in God’s peace until we meet again.

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