Ronald Jay Smith of China Grove passed away Monday December 25, 2017 at his residence.
He was born March 11, 1943 in Cabarrus County to the late Mattie Treece Smith and the late William Jay Smith.
Ronald was a graduate of North Rowan High School and owned and operated an auto body shop.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Shaver Smith on December 28, 2007, and a brother Phillip Smith.
Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Timothy Smith of Woodleaf and Ronald Jay Smith (Crystal Cox) of China Grove, daughters, Christina Smith Clifton (Jeff) of Woodleaf and Ashley Nicole Gordon (Derek) of TX, step-daughters: Michelle Graham Benton (Rusty) of SC and Stephanie Sides (Ray) of Salisbury, brother Bill Smith (Mic) of Salisbury, sisters, Jatana Patterson (Danny) of Spencer, and Lannette Hughes of Salisbury, twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 2:00 – 3:30 PM Thursday December 28, 2017 at Haven Lutheran Church, 207 West Harrison St. Salisbury, NC 28144
Memorials: Community Home Care and Hospice 1308 Davie Ave. Statesville, NC 28677
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.
Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
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Christy, Tana and Lanette,
I'm so sorry for your loss!! Prayers for your family!
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Submitted by Patti Gunn Watkins on Dec 27 2017 09:10:34 AM
Jay and Ashley and to all other members of your family,I'm so very sorry to hear that Ron has passed away,he was a very good man and he really loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much Love
Submitted by Cheryl Gilkey on Dec 27 2017 12:38:11 AM
My heart goes out to you all. Ronnie was a very special guy and I know he will be missed.
Submitted by CAROLYN SHOEMAKER on Dec 26 2017 10:57:51 PM
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