Rondal David Smith

Rondal D. Smith, 52, Shawnee, Kansas, knocked on Heaven’s doors March 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Herrick and son, Ryan C. Herrick of Shawnee, father, James R. Smith, Overland Park, Kansas, mother, Margaret Owen of Great Falls, Montana, sister, Kimberly Worthington of Gillette, Wyoming and his brother, James C. Smith, of Lenexa, Kansas.

A Visitation will be held from 1:30 – 2:30pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 pm on March 23, 2013 at Crossroads Christian Church, 5855 Renner Road Shawnee.

Ron was well loved by all and had a great sense of humor. His bright eyes and spirited personality always stole the show from all he encountered. He always had a joke up his sleeve and loved the ability to make people laugh and be happy.

Witty, multi-talented lead guitarist & singer. Avid music lover. Developed his own band named Mad Host.

His Dad said he was the greatest car salesman in the Midwest. Many said Ron could sell snow to a Eskimo. Sold 23 plus cars a month. Nickname “Car Man” to many. He was also an entrepreneur of a in-ground sprinkler system business.

Recently spent the weekend at Lake of the Ozarks with his family. He loved fishing trips with his Brother Jamie. Loved his Brother Steven dearly. Always showed the utmost respect and compassion toward his Step Mom. Never forgot close ones and friends birthdays.

Beloved companion of 22 years, Father, Son, Brother, Son-n-law, Brother-n-law, Uncle, Friend… You will be sadly missed until we meet again….


  1. Heidi Gohl on April 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. I am not sure if you remember me, I knew Ron from mutual friends Rick and Margie, and met you a few times before I moved further south. Ron could always put a smile on everyone’s faces with his jokes and personality. He will truly be missed.

  2. JANE HURT on March 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Dear Sandy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Charla Martin on March 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Ruth Crigger on March 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, and you both will be in my prayers.

  5. Kristy Rayos on March 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  6. Suzi Shepherd on March 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Sandy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ryan during this unimaginable time.

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