Ronald “Ronnie” E. Smith

Ronald “Ronnie” E. Smith, age 77 of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Norway, ME. Went to be with the Lord on Friday Nov. 15,2019. Mr. Smith was born Sept. 2,1942 in Lewiston, ME to Ira and Marion Smith.
Ronnie joined the ARMY in 1969, for 6 years, did 2 tours in Viet Nam, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He retired from University of Florida after 30 years. He loved bowling, was an avid Gator Fan, and loved working the Gator Games.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shanna Babb Smith, sons Randall Smith, Andrew Smith, Sisters Roberta Vrana of St. Petersburg, FL., Iris (Everett) Parlin of Norway, ME, many nieces and nephews, along with his beloved Bichon/Cocker, Wilbur. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Florence and brother David.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday December 5, 2019 at Parkview Baptist Church 3403 NW 13th Street Gainesville, FL. 32606 , where they were married 49 years ago. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, The Gainesville Humane Society, or the Alachua County Animal Shelter.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main ST. Gainesville, FL.
(352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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