Ronald Keith Smith (1939 - 2015)

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Ronald Keith Smith, 75, of Livingston, Texas, formerly of Vandalia, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Services will be held on Ronald's birthday, March 4, in Texas. His remains were cremated.
Mr. Smith was born on March 4, 1939, in Vandalia, the son of Ralph B. and Velma L. Noffsinger Smith. He married Elizabeth Ann Mays on Oct. 2, 1964; and they were divorced on Jan. 31, 1978. They had two children, Ronald Keith Jr. and Ronda Kristine. He married Linda (Bass) McOmber on Sept. 14, 1990, in Kauai, Hawaii.
He graduated from Vandalia Community High School in 1957, and he joined the Navy in 1958, serving four years and six months. He graduated from the University of Houston in Texas as an electrical engineer. He worked at HL&P Power Co. in Houston, Texas, in management.
He is survived by his wife; son, Ronald K. Smith Jr. of Austin, Texas; daughter, Ronda and her husband Tim Elsenbrook of Houston, Texas; stepson, Woody McOmber and his wife Debbie of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel and Jacob Elsenbrook; and stepgrandchildren, Emily, Zachary, Natalie and Abbie McOmber. He is also survived by local family members: sisters, Gaye Nell Knolhoff of Centralia, Carolyn L. Kistler of Brownstown and Terri LuAnn Nestrick of Vandalia; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and two aunts in Illinois.

Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 23 to Mar. 4, 2015
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