Aug. 30, 1937- Sept. 20, 2018
Ronald Jeffery Smith, 81, of Union Point passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.
There will be a private memorial service held at a later date. He will eventually rest in Wisteria Cemeteryalongwithother members of his family.
Born Aug. 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Elsie King Smith and Grover Linton Smith. He was a graduate of Union Point High School. After high school he moved to Atlanta, Ga and was a longtime employee of Atlanta Gas Light Company. He was self employed for many years as owner of the local Union Point Dairy Bar and Burger Ranch before returning to Atlanta, Ga where he was employed and retired from Fulton County Superior Court. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He loved animals as well as motorcycles. His favorite pets, a small Jack Russell named Daisy and his two cats, Allie and Stella. He spent lots of time in the 1970’s riding dirt bikes as well as his prized 1969 Triumph, 650 Bonneville, and his Harley Davidson Softail Nostalgia. Later in life he enjoyedgolfandfishing.Healwaysenjoyedreturningto his home town of Union Point, Georgia where he loved reminiscing with old friends and former neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as brothers, Jimmy, Larry and Tony Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Ann Smith; daughter, Cindy Smith Campbell and her husband Scott of Destin, FL; son, Brian Jeffery Smith and his wife Patsy of Watkinsville; three granddaughters, Courtney Michele Campbell of Austin, TX, Caroline Lynn Campbell of Alexandria, VA, and Katherine Novella Smith of Watkinsville; two sisters, Mary Smith Ferguson of Athens and Dorothy Smith Rhodes of Crawfordville; two brothers, Billy Smith and his wife Jackie of Crawfordvilleand Mike Smith and his wife Kay of Union Point, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to caregiver and friend Jean Dolvin as well as everyone that helped out during hospice care. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.