Ronald “Ron” Smoot

Ronald Dean “Ron” Smoot, 73, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

He was born August 12, 1945 in Marion, Illinois, to the union of his parents, Rev. James Earnest Smoot and Ruby Simmons Smoot.

Ron was a wonderful father and grandfather.

He served as Chief Lab Technician at LaSalle General Hosital for 28 years and during that time he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the LaSalle Ambulance District.

Ron was an avid golfer until he became disabled. 

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Curt Mayo officiating.

Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Those left to cherish in his memory include his two sons, Justin “Dino” Smoot of Onalaska, TX, and Tyler Smoot of Olla; brother, John Robert Smoot of Bessemer, AL; sister, Linda “Lynn” Armitage of Floral City, FL; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kyle Busby, Caleb Doughty, Ben Seward, Justin Hines, Stephen Grant, and Jonathan Taylor.

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