Ronald “Bud” Leonard Smith, age 86, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away at Valley Manor Nursing Home Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Ronald was born February 27, 1932 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Effie and Harry Smith.
Ronald served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Frances Louise Butler on April 3, 1957.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.
Ronald was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Ann, both parents and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Smith, and daughter, Jean Ann, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Rhonda Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Len and Gina Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; two brothers, Dick Smith and Donald Smith; grandsons, Eric Smith, Aaron Smith and Grant Kessler; and several great grandchildren.
Ronald was inducted into the Excelsior Springs High School Sports Hall of Fame. He also played in the first Mineral Water Bowl game in Excelsior Springs. He was an avid fan of the Excelsior Springs Tigers and the Mizzou Tigers.
A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 with rosary at 10:15 a.m. and mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.