January 30, 1947 ~ August 24, 2020
Spring Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family
Obituary via Spring Grove Funeral Home
Ruel Lloyd Smith, 73, from Cincinnati, OH, has passed peacefully on August 24, 2020. He was born to Bill and Nollie Smith (nee Frasure). He was the brother of Clarence, Fred (Clayton), Eula Mae, Margaret, and Lee. He was the cherished and beloved husband of Judy Smith (nee Runyon), father of Ruel Lloyd Smith Jr. (Julie) and Donald Ray Smith (Jo Ann), papaw of Samantha, Jeffrey, Donald Jr., Christina, and Cassidy, and great papaw of Michael, Donald III, Mya, and Sophia.
Ruel was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. He was drafted and served in the US Army in 1965 and served in Vietnam. He was married to his wife, Judy, for nearly 37 years from April 14, 1967 until her passing in 2004. Ruel worked for Kahn’s for 39 years, retiring as one of the last to leave when they closed down the Spring Grove plant. A dedicated family man, Ruel was proudest of his two boys and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.