Mr. Ron J. Smith, Sr., age 63, of Lyons, died Friday, February 5, 2021, in Meadows Health in Vidalia after a brief illness. He was a native of Albany and lived in Lyons since 1975. For many years, he worked with Painters Local 1169, working at Plant Hatch and Plant Vogel before retiring. He enjoyed fishing; in his earlier years, CB radios, and was known locally as the man with the overalls. He was preceded in death by his father, W.T. Smith and his mother, Julia Walker Parr.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Smith of Lyons; two children, Julie Smith Lynn and husband Ricky of Mt. Vernon, and Ron J. Smith of Vidalia; one brother, Walter Tanner “Butch” Smith of Gilbert, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Maecon Lynn and Nathan Lynn; one aunt and one uncle.
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