Ronald Smith

Ronald Smith, 80, of Bryan, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas. A private Celebration of Life will be held in his honor. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ronald was born January 2, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Ronald C. and Viola M. Smith. He served honorably in the United States Air force during the Korean War. In addition to spending time with family, Ronald enjoyed golf, fishing, playing cards, Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M football.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Lauralee Smith of Bryan; daughters and sons-in-law, April and Robert Eyeington of College Station, Tammy Smith Hall of Austin, Wendy Smith Jack of Luling, Stephanie and Montie Bland of China Spring; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Lahre of Rockford, Illinois; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks for contributions to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.  The family extends special thanks to Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility, all the Hospice Nurses and to Ronald’s caregiver Rolanda Ginn for all their help.

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  1. Tammy, Stephanie, Montie, Wendy — I direct this to you because I know you best, but my heartfelt condolences go to the entire family. Your Dad was an amazing man; a stalwart fighter even to the end. The love y’all have for each other was so strong, he did not want to leave. And now he has been liberated from pain, and that love spans into another dimension.
    Holding you all in my heart and sending you blessings of love, comfort, peace, and joyful memories. Take your time and grieve well, Dear Ones!!!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of spending so much time with your family. Mr. Smith was always kind to me and patient with our giggling girlishness! Your entire family will be in my prayers. Please let the happy memories you made with your dad give you comfort in the days ahead.
    With much love,
    Katie Stables Marvin

  3. Dear Stephanie:

    Crissy and I are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. You’re father was a great man, and though I did not know him, I could see the love he had for you guys. He was a great example of what this world has, that is good; husbands, fathers, father-in-law’s, and daddys. That type of love is the greatest gift a man can give on Earth. We’ll be praying for you guys as you grieve in this time of sorrow.

    Love Scottie and Crissy Summers

  4. Dear Stephanie,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. Let the happy memories you have of your Dad give you comfort. I will be praying for you as you grieve in this time of sorrow. Take care.
    Love you,
    Mrs. Tonie Del barrio
    Mission, Texas

  5. Take comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and he is breathing deep and clear now. Losing our loved ones is never easy, but as long as we remember them, they’ll always be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Laurallee,and girls

    I was so sorey to hear you lost Buster. P accept my sinrcer condolence. only hope is that he didn’t suffer. I know you have each other to make it thru this time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during your grieving.

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