Ronald Lee Smithson, 74, of Lavaca, AR, died Monday, April 14, 2014 in Fort Smith, AR. He was born November 21, 1939, in Saticoy, CA, to Carl Smithson and Hattie Louise Boyd Smithson. He was a member of Lavaca First Baptist Church and retired from Baldor Electric Co. He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Lou Brown Smithson and his father.
Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Lavaca First Baptist Church with interment at Lavaca City Cemetery under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston, AR.
He is survived by his mother Hattie Smithson Stem of Lavaca; one daughter Ramona Leah Hale and husband Clay; one son Ronald Lee Smithson, Jr.; two sisters Velma and Linda Whitley; four brothers Carl D. (Buddy), Kenneth R., Richard L. and Roger D.; two grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.