Ronald Eugene Smith Howdeshell, 74, of Hannibal, passed away at 11:26, Feb. 4, 2019 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Ronald Eugene Smith Howdeshell, 74, of Hannibal, passed away at 11:26, Feb. 4, 2019 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Funeral services with full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to Ronald's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the funeral home.

Ronald was born on Dec. 20, 1944 in Hannibal, to Edward Howdeshell and Stella M. McCubbins Smith.

He was previously married to Judy Howdeshell. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two children, Shannon Ann Van Horn (Vernon) and Ronald Neil Howdeshell (Barbie); five brothers, Gary Smith (Bonnie), Michael Smith (Diane), Robert Leo Smith (Eda), David Smith and Russell Ray Smith; four sisters, Sandy Charlton (Harvey), Karen Sue Haynes, Vicki Burton (Dennis) and Cathy Nicosia; and one grandchild, Piper Reed Howdeshell.

He is also survived by one aunt, Maxine Powell (Ronald); two stepchildren, Nina Diane Moore and Meredith Elizabeth Moore; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; three brothers, Steve Smith, Arnold “Buzzy” Smith and John Smith; one sister, Linda Haynes; an infant sister, Janette; and two brothers-in-law, Gary Haynes and Charles Haynes.

Ronald served his country proudly in the United States Army.

Ronald retired from the Honeywell Company after 20 years of service and then worked at the Reynolds Company for 18 years before retiring.

Away from work, Ronald loved horses and enjoyed hunting elk, squirrel and rabbit. Old time Country music, Elvis collectibles and old western movies were a few of Ronald's favorites. Ronald enjoyed most the times he shared with his family.

He was a Christian by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice or the American Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.