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Ronald C. Smith

Wood River | Sunday, October 11 2015

Ronald C. Smith, 63, passed away at 12:20am on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Integrity Healthcare of Wood River.  He was born on June 9, 1952, in Alton, Illinois, the son of Marlene (Hale) Shake of Alton and the late Oliver C. Smith.  He married the former Sherri Eudy on July 4, 1987, in Alton.  They later divorced and she survives and now resides in Godfrey.  Other survivors include his mother: Marlene and her husband: Bill of Alton, one daughter: Alexandra “Lexie” Anne Smith of Godfrey, one son: Clayton Parker Smith of Madison Wisconsin and his fiancee’: Brynne Coleman of Rolla, Missouri, his siblings: Venni Sue Smith of Alton, Dean and Elisabeth Shake of Alton, Gwen and George Staab of Athens, Illinois, Julie Shake of California, Crystal and Rob Rall of Brandon, Mississippi, Jennifer and Greg Mouldon of Godfrey, Shannon Sharma of North Carolina, Courtney Auran of Colorado, Whitney Marquez of Texas, and a special friend: Pam Goben, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

He was formerly employed in building maintenance at Lewis and Clark Community College, Beverly Farm Foundation, and at multiple hotel and apartment complexes.  He was an avid knife and gun collector.  He loved sports and enjoyed watching boxing, NASCAR, the Oakland A’s, and the L.A. Raiders.  He was baptized and became a member of Upper Alton Baptist Church. 

In celebration of his life, memorial services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Godfrey.  Pastor Adrian Das and Pastor Brad Donoho will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to Options Now, P.O Box 157, Godfrey, Illinois 62035.

Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.

Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.


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