ULYSSES -Ronald L. Smith, 60, of Coudersport, formerly of Elizabethtown and Clarksville, Tenn., died Thursday (April 12, 2012) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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He was born June 21, 1951, in Lancaster, a son of Lehman and Ruth Young Smith.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served honorably from 1971 to 1994. He was employed by Level 3 Communications in Coudersport for 15 years.
He was a member of the Bingham Center Bible Church and Eulalia Lodge No. 342 F&AM in Coudersport. He enjoyed golfing, photography, carpentry and loved his Shelby.
Surviving are his wife, the former Susan C. Ransom; his mother, Ruth Smith of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Michelle Smith and Melinda Smith, both of Clarksville; two stepsons, Travis (Neena) Brown of Ulysses and Andrew (Sara) Brown of Seminary, Miss.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Barry (Suzanne) Smith of Elizabethtown and Dr. Samuel (Deborah) Smith of Middletown; two sisters, Diane (Thomas) Burke of Bainbridge and Cheryl Hocutt of Elizabethtown; eight nieces and nephews; six grandnieces and grandnephews; aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Deena Robinson Smith; and his father, Lehman Smith.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. A Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bingham Center Bible Church, Genesee, PA 16923.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 13 to Apr. 19, 2012