Ronnie Lee Smith, 47
Former Warsaw resident Ronnie Lee Smith died Thursday, April 3, in Colorado, after fighting leukemia. He was 47 years old.
Mr. Smith spent a lot of time traveling and doing comedy shows. He ran for sheriff in Gallatin County twice. He believed strongly in the medicinal effects of marijuana and was a well-known activist for the legalization of medical marijuana.
He is survived by one son, Thor Lester “T.J.” Finnegan of Warsaw; one daughter, Kristen Finnegan of Florida; three sisters, Rosie Navarro, Teresa Holt and his twin, Renee Gibson of Warsaw; one brother, Marvin Smith of Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William V. and Stella Smith; one brother, Lester E. Smith; one sister, Margaret F. Israel; and a nephew, Randy Allen Stewart.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Warsaw City Building.
Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.