Ronald Joe Smiddy, 57, of Wenatchee, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, June 7, 2005, at Central Washington Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1948, in LaFollette, TN and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1968.
He was born again in 1973, and married Laura Hennigh August 2, 1986.
Upon discharge from the service, he returned to the family home in Manson, working for Valley Evap in Chelan.
He was injured in a motorcycle accident within one year of leaving the Navy.
He spent a long recovery in the Seattle Veteran's Hospital, then returned to Manson.
He moved to Seattle and lived there from 1973-1978, returning to stay in Wenatchee in 1978.
Ron was passionate about the Lord, his family, muscle cars and sports, in that order.
Ron had a strong faith and would minister to everyone about his beloved Savior.
Whatever occurred in his life, Ron's greatest passion was that anyone lost, would come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and make Heaven their home. That was his most heartfelt desire.
Ron loved muscle cars, having numerous Challengers, Roadrunners, Cudas, etc., over the years.
Anyone having a classic car was an instant friend.
Many thanks to all his car buddies that knew and will miss him.
Especially all his friends down at H&D's.
He is survived by his wife, at home; his daughter, Amber from NYC; brothers, Larry and Ed Smiddy of Wenatchee, Steve Smiddy of LaFollette, TN, and Gary Smiddy of Williamsburg, KY;
his sister, Linda Davis of LaFollette; his many nieces and nephews, Ronica Dailey, Kelly Weems, Brian Smiddy and Gabriel Smiddy, Zachary Smiddy, Chris Smiddy and Larry Smiddy, all of Wenatchee, Jonathon and Mathew Smiddy - U.S. Navy, Kimberly Curiton/Smiddy and Jeremy Davis of LaFollette, Tina Rookstool of Spokane, WA, Theresa Detmen of Grand Coulee, WA, Shawana Wellard and Shane Smiddy of Pocatello, ID, Lonnie Sutherfield - U.S. Marines, Michelle Partin of Louisville, KY, Joshua Smiddy, Amanda Smiddy and Gary Smiddy, Jr. of Williamsburg, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Louise Smiddy; his brother, Stan Smiddy; and sister, Rita Deshazer.
Services will be held Monday, June 13, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Newlife Center Church of God, 310 - 5th St. NE, East Wenatchee.
Visitation will be on Thursday and Friday, June 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jones and Jones Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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