Ronald W. Smith

November 1, 1948 ~ July 17, 2023


Celebration of Life Services for Ronald Wayne “Rooster” Smith, 74, of Jennings, will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023, at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings, with Phil Doucet, co-minister of Christ’s Church of Jennings and Pastor Charles “Butch” Brunt officiating.  His family has honored his wishes of cremation.

Visitation for Mr. Smith will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023, and continue until the 4:00 p.m. service.

Mr. Smith was born on November 1, 1948, to Wallace “Kiki” Smith and Dorothy Schlesinger Smith.  He graduated from Lake Arthur High School in 1966 and earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Louisiana College in Pineville on an athletic scholarship.  He served in the National Guard for six years. He was a natural salesman, selling cars with his father at Kiki Smith Motors, and later as an agricultural salesman. Mr. Smith loved hunting and was an excellent marksman.  He enjoyed watching sports and old westerns.  He loved people and regardless of where he traveled, he usually found someone he knew.  He never knew a stranger.  His wonderful sense of humor made him the life of the party.  He doted on his children and grandchildren.  He was loved dearly and will be missed by all. 

Those left to cherish the wonderful memories are his wife, Lindsey Miller Smith; two daughters, Candace (Bryce) Conner of Jennings and Nicole (Lamar) Moller of Welsh; six grandchildren, Tristan (McKinney Ferland) Lewis of Raleigh, NC, Madison (Jason) Carpenter of Moss Bluff, Breydon Conner and Brennon Conner, both of Jennings, and Elliot McMillin and Ian McMillin, both of Welsh; one great-granchild, Cohen Fox and one on the way; his aunt, Rose Schlesinger of Lake Arthur; and extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wallace “Kiki” Smith; mother, Dorothy Schlesinger Smith; stepmother, Ann Smith; brother, Tommy Smith and sister- in -law Carla Smith.


Cremation: Monday, July 17, 2023
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Monday, July 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. Lindsey and family I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all, Cindy

  2. Lindsey, I am so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I have sweet memories of him over the many years as mama’s next door neighbor. He was always so kind and good to both me and mama, “Miss Marie”. Love you, Marcia

  3. Lindsey and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. May you find peace in love and dear memories.

    Hugs, Gail Laughlin Norris

  4. Lindsey, you were one of Mom’s best friends and we’ll never forget you. We are so sorry to hear about Ron. You’re in our thoughts.

  5. Our prayers go out to Lindsey and the family, Ron will be missed by family and friends. I was glad to visit with Ron and Lindsey last week. Sorry I can make the service. Love David & Susan.

  6. Lindsey, we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please be assured that you and your whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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