Ron J. Smith

Ron J. Smith, of Huntington WV, passed away August 17, 2023. Ron was born on July 11th, 1943 the son of the late Jack I. and Georgia Davis Smith. Ron was also preceded in death by siblings, Mr. Carl Smith of Prichard WV, Mrs. Hazel Olson of MIchigan, Ms. Lois Romans of Ceredo WV and Mrs. Gwendolyn Thompson of Prichard WV. He was also preceded in death by great-nephew; Jason D. Spence of Ceredo, WV. Ron is survived by sisters, Mrs. Betty Beckley of Prichard WV, Ms. Phyllis Hewlett of Ceredo WV and brother, Roger Smith of Prichard WV. In addition, Ron survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children; all of whom he cherished. Ron was a retired antique dealer. His fondest memories were of times he and his late partner, Steve Chapman, spent traveling the East Coast buying and selling their fabulous antiques. He especially enjoyed the years they had the shop on 5th Avenue in Huntington, WV. Ron also enjoyed his work with the Mountain State Center in his latter years. The family would like to thank Ron’s friend and neighbor, Frank, for all his help during Ron’s illness. There will be a graveside service on Monday, August 21, 2023 at Newman-Hatten-Ferguson Cemetery on Centerville, Prichard WV at 11am. In lieu of flowers; the family requests donations to Lawrence Co. Kentucky Animal Control or the animal welfare league of your choice.