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Mr. Ronald (Ronny) Layne Smith, Jr.

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For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, PO Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.

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“Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. Having been there myself, I know how hard it is lose a spouse, your soul mate and best friend. I know you have a...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: dyann hyland - baytown, TX

“Terri and family. Steve and I send our deepest sympathies. We were blessed to have known Ronny and the fine man he was. Our hearts go out to you...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Steve and Judy Westendorf - TX

“Terri, I know that words are inadequate at a time like this but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. The loss of a spouse is a...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Denise Kimble-Carter - Baytown, TX

“Terri, Just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of the family. Our hearts are with you at this difficult time....Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Alford & Toni Clement - AR

“He will be greatly missed, both at church and all the work he did with the K of C's, especially on the tree lot. He was known for his friendliness...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Gary and Saundra Smith - Baytown, TX

“Mindy & Crystal - I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all in the weeks ahead. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Candace Rudder Smith - Sugar Land, TX

“Bart and I are so sorry for your loss. We will lift you and your precious family up daily. Our Holy God will give you strength and peace. Much...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Patti Albright - Baytown, TX

“Please accept my deepest condolences and sorrow for your loss. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jimmy Keyes - Highlands, TX

“Dear friends, We are so saddened with your loss, we cannot provide any words right now to ease your pain but we will lift you up in prayer and want...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Tanis Fink - Coldspring, TX

“Terri, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ronny was the best!! We love you! ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Di Novosad - crosby - friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Ben & Darla Rucka - Boerne, TX

“mindy, I am so sorry. words cannot express how heartbroken I am for you and your family.even though I didn't know your dad, I know what an amazing...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: christy shirley - baytown, TX

“Terri, I'm so sorry to hear about Ronny. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Ronny was a wonderful, kind and loving person...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Connie Kerr Strawhun - Highlands, TX

“Our prayers are with all of you during this time. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Robert and Micha Rucka - Crosby, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jenifer Barrientes - crosby, TX

“I am very sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace during this time. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Angi Boudreaux

“I'm so sorry for your families loss...you all are in my thoughts and prayers! ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Lanell Beown - Baytown, TX

“Our condolences to the Smith family on the loss of a wonderful man and better leader; Ronnie explemfied character through his daily acts of kindness...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Eduardo De La Morena and family. - TX

“The Lord has taken a great person to join his kingdom. Ronny was a very nice and given person. It sadden me that he has left us so soon. I know he...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Martin - Baytown, TX

“Prayers to Terry and the Smith and Clements family. Wonderful childhood friends and memories of such wonderful people Ronnie was such a great guy. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kim (Mize) Moore - Conroe, TX

“Dear Terri and family - We have you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so saddened. I know it has been so long since we have seen you and Ronny...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Annette & Ron Inkster - TX


Ronald Layne Smith, Jr., 57, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on September 22, 2014, in Houston. He was born July 24, 1957, in Baytown, Texas, to Ronald Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Smith and grew up in Highlands, Texas. On May 21, 1977, he married the love of his life, Terri Clement.

Ronny graduated from Sterling High School in 1975 and was a contributing player of the Sterling 1972 state play-off team. He was selected to the all American football team and continued his football career when he attended Texas A & M University. He attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he volunteered many hours and could always be seen in December at the Christmas tree lot. He enjoyed spending time with family and loved the outdoors. One of Ronny's most important roles was as "Pappa" and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ronny always made the best of every situation, always had a smile on his face, and loved to joke around. He retired from LyondellBasell

He is preceded in death by his father, Ronny Smith, Sr. and his father-in-law Raymond Clement. Ronny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Terri; three daughters, Stacey Mullins and her husband, Jason, Mindy Vyoral and her husband, Rob, and Ronda Smith; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Bryce Stork, Dalton Mullins, Dylan and Devyn Vyoral; mother, Elizabeth Smith and Mike Guidry; brother, Danny Smith and wife, Marianne; sisters, Sharon Cotton and husband, Ray, and Lisa Henning and husband, Randall.

Ronny is also survived by his mother-in-law, Rosemary Clement; brothers-in-law, Raymond Clement and wife Linda, Bobby Clement and wife, Pat, and John Clement and wife, Sue; sisters-in-law, Suzanne Alimena and husband, Dave, Candy Kovalcik and husband, Ronnie, Sandy Martin and husband, Ricky, Jana Deardorff and husband, Barry, Amy Warfel and husband, Tim, and Denice Massengale and husband, Timmy; sixty-three nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Sterling-White Cemetery in Highlands. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Chris Parkey, Sammy Quisenberry, Lee Henning, Jonathan and Aaron Cotton, Jason and Derrek Smith, Steven Kovalcik, Christopher Clement, Joshua Massengale and Colby Massengale. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Ray Cotton, Randall Henning, John Clement, Bobby Clement, Raymond Clement, Timmy Massengale, Tim Warfel, Barry Deardorff, Ricky Martin, Ronnie Kovalcik and Dave Alimena

The family wants to thank Dr. Stuart Solomon, Dr. Michael Reardon and The Houston Methodist Hospital staff for their wonderful care. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, PO Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.