Born On: August 02, 1942

Passed On: July 27, 2019

Elmar “Ron” Smith

Elmar “Ron” Smith, age 76 was born in Arkansas on August 2, 1942 and passed away on July 27, 2019. Ron is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sheila Smith; children, Sherry (Robert) Bramer, Rod Williams, Ronald (Jennifer) Mylenek, Teresa Crews; grandchildren, Shannon, Bobby, Sheila, Clint, Derek, Eric, Katie, Jamie, Jennifer several great and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry Smith, Diane (Carl) Weaver, Beverly Brady, Guy Jr. (Bonnie) Bruce; Terry Bruce; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ron was preceded in death by a son Steven Williams, grandchildren, Edwin and Kaaine; his mother, Eula Bruce, grandmother, Minnie Cates and nephew, Donnie Joe Newman.  Ron was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from HyLift.  He was a member of the Eagles and avid outdoorsman who enjoyed golfing, fishing and riding his motorcycle.  According to his wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at Shoreline Memorial Services, Muskegon Chapel, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Crissie’s House of Recovery, 310 North Main, Beebe, Arkansas 72012.

ARRANGEMENTS  SHORELINE MEMORIAL SERVICES, MUSKEGON–(231)-722-5050

Visitation Information


Shoreline Memorial Services - Muskegon
137 E. Laketon Ave.
Muskegon, Michigan 49445

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebration of Life Service Information


Shoreline Memorial Services - Muskegon
137 E. Laketon Ave.
Muskegon, Michigan 49441

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

18 thoughts on “Elmar “Ron” Smith

  1. Renee Holder

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers and our deepest condolences. Like many here I loved his pipe and his smile. He was a great person and I know he will be missed. When I think of Ronnie I think of the song “Peace in the Valley” of course with his golf club in hand.

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  2. Tracy Wilson

    Uncle Ronnie you will be missed. I wil never forget that larger than life smile and the big hugs I would get from you when you would visit Arkansas. Love You Big

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  3. Ann & Jack Millis

    So sorry , prayers for the family. We didn’t know Ron that well, but the few times we did know him, he was a very polite and friendly man. Our nephew Robert brought him to our house to go fishing, since we live on a lake, you walk out the door jump into a boat and go fishing. Ron said, according to Robert, This is paradise.
    Well Ron you are in Paradise now and you can do all the fishing you want…God Bless You.

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  4. Jill Dannenberg

    My sincere sympathy to the family. I knew Ron through my brother Joe Firestone. Ron was the greatest friend to my brother, always giving of his time to hang out or to help. I know he will be deeply missed. A special memory I have of Ron is how he would show up to visit and encourage my father in the hospital. Then after my father passed, Ron was often seen at the house helping out with painting or feeding the cats. So generous with his time and really cared for his friends.

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  5. Todd Rose

    Alway had a smile and a cigar. Not sure why but he loved the St Louis Cardinals so much. You’ll be miss on the golf course. Rest in peace my friend

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  6. Mike & Bonnie Glomb

    Our Hearts are sad-Ron was a great man he will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Ron’s family and friends.

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  7. Clinton Shrum

    I looked up to Grandpa (Ron), he was polite to everyone. He taught he how to bowl, he would pick me up in the morning and he made me bowl 16 games until I got it right. He loved the razorbacks and always told me how bad Michigan sucked. Already miss smelling his pipe. I’m going to really miss him. RIP.

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    1. Jim and Joyce

      Our thoughts are with You , Jenny and Eric. May God bring you Pease always. We love. Mom snd Dad.

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  8. Pam Lee

    Uncle Ronnie. We haven’t had the family times that we used too. All our family is spread far & wide. The memories however will last forever. The smell of that cherry pipe. Loved it every time you lit it up. The older we get the more precious the treasures become. I loved & respected you so very much. Say hello to Gandma, Wayne & Joe for us. We will all be together soon. RIP, love you.

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  9. Pat Firestone

    My condolences to the family. A great person who was always there to donate his time and energy to help others.

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  10. Heidi Bentley

    What a wonderful man would do anything for just about anyone, glad I was grateful to get to know you , you will forever be missed !! 💙 sending my thoughts and prayers to the family

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  11. Heidi Bentley

    What a wonderful man would do anything for just about anyone, glad I was grateful to get to know you , you will forever be missed !! 💙

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  12. Teresa Smith

    Uncle Ronnie you will be greatly missed. Enjoyed the times we visited you and Aunt Shelia when I was very young. Prayer for the family.

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  13. Ann Laban

    Doesn’t seem fair, but it never is. I will think of him every time i smell a pipe! Love you all so much, and blessed to have you in my life for over 35 years! Rest in Paradise old man! Ride free!! 💞

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  14. Cynthia Williams

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Ron was a very nice man – glad I was able to be a part of his life. May he rest in peace.

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