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In Remembrance Of

Ron Smith

Ronald Allen Smith, 62 of Kansas City, MO passed away March 10, 2024.

He was born on September 17, 1961, in Omaha, NE. Ron grew up in Parkville, MO and graduated from Parkhill High School in 1980. He played football and was an art major at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO. 

Ron worked in concrete construction and was on several projects in the Kansas City area including the Lake Lenexa Dam, the Legend’s and the restoration projects for the Interurban. He officially retired to pursue his passion in art. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and all aspect of photography. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Jo A. Smith and his brother Kenneth Bradley.

Ron is survived by his father Richard Smith; his sister Shelly (Ken) Biggs; his brothers Mark Smith and Richard Smith; his aunt and uncle Jerry and Robert Brand; his cousin Bruce Brand; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Friday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Smithville.

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  • Paul "Waffle " Hoffelmeyer

    Saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a great friend while he was in Saint Joseph and we had just reconnected recently, sadly we didn’t get together. He and Willie worked with me at Montgomery Wards. Ron drew an amazing portrait of me that I am glad I still have. My Condolences to the family.

  • Jack Bidding

    I was blessed to know Ron during his student-athlete days at Missouri Western.
    Having a relationship with the football coach enabled me to provide work for the
    football team member including Ron who was a phenomenal person at every level. His
    artistic abilities were special which he showcased by crafting automotive murals on walls
    of the Montgomery Ward Auto Center back in the eighties. May God bless the family and know that Ron touched many people positively in his lifetime.
    Jack Bidding (formerly the Wards Auto Mgr)

  • Kevin Hallberg

    So sorry for losing Ronnie. He was fun growing up with during our family gatherings. I also Iooked up to Ronnie as he was so very athletically and artistically talented. He will be missed.

    Condolences.
    -Kevin Hallberg

  • Mike Terseck

    Loved you like a brother Ron. Going to miss you. Rick and family I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Shelly Biggs

    Love ya brother

  • Chris & Steve Coffman

    My deepest sympathy to the family! My heart breaks for all of you. Love and Hugs!!!

  • Dean Moss

    Sorry for your loss

  • Steve Marlay

    You will be missed Big man

  • william wille

    he will be missed He will always be a friend

  • Craig Franklin

    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a good roommate and friend.

  • Steven Hearn ,

    Ron was a good friend of mine we grew up together,I am sure he will be missed

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