Ronnie Eugene Smith, 69, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Holy Spirit Hospital. He was born October 30, 1951 to the late John H. and Mary (Fickes) Smith. He was a 1971 graduate of Newport High School and then went to work for the railroad from 1975 to 1995 and then for 18 years at Bobby Rahal Acura before moving to Poland, Indiana with his partner of 30 years, James :"Jim" D. Frank. They liked to travel through out the world and within the United States to visit friends and family. He collected cards and liked happy ending movies, westerns, the Waltons and racing.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his partner Jim Frank, brother Robert (Bobby) Smith, brother-in-laws Nevin Smith and Ralph Matter and nephews Jason L. Smith and Chester (Chetty) Laye III. Ronnie is survived by his sisters, Sandy Matter of Mechanicsburg and Bonnie Smith of Newport, brothers John H. Smith (Peg) of Newport, Bryon L. Smith (Carla) of New Bloomfield, Douglas P. Smith of Buffalo, NY and Kevin R. Smith of Thornton, CO, daughter Rahna Noell Smith Underkoffer of Newport and several nieces and nephews and special friends Brian and Nancy Benson, members of Jim's family, Louie Geiger (Dinah), Connie Geiger, Della Geiger (Mark), Vicki Qualls (Mark), Sandi Wolfran, Patti Malone (Scott) and Gary Frank and former sister-in-law Sherry Smith.
Ronnie's ashes will be buried with Jim's at the Poland Chapel Cemetery in Indiana.