Rodney E. Smith

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Rodney E. Smith, age 42, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away on March 12, 2023. Rodney was born September 13, 1980 to Dorleen Smith and Rodney Ingram in Columbus, Ohio.

Rodney had a passion for cooking and fishing.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father.

Rodney leaves behind his two children, Ebonee Robertson (Kayiana Robertson) of Columbus, Ohio and Omarion Martin of Portsmouth, Ohio, sisters; Tina Smith, Jessica Ingram, Redneca Ingram, brothers; Daires Smith, Patrick Smith, Tony Smith, Martinez Smith, Gerald Alford, Ravon Ingram, Micheal Palmer and Ronnie Harrington.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Memorial Service 2:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Please keep the family in your prayer’s as they write Rodney’s obituary.

Condolence Messages

  1. Vincent Ty Smith

    To all of my family, I love you all sincerely, we all love Man, it’s just God calling one of his angels home. Man is a beautiful spirit that will always be missed, but never forgotten. I will always love you cousin and you will always hold that place in my heart that you always have.

  2. Thoughts and Prayers are with Jess and the rest of Rod’s family. He was truly a joy to be around. Never a dull moment. He was always laughing and smiling when I saw him. He was a good friend and would do anything he could to help anybody out. He will be missed and always remembered. Rest in peace Rodney! Fly high amongst the Angel’s in Heaven! I’ll remember the fun times that we all shared and the laughter you provided. We never had any bad words and there were never any hard feelings. Keep watch over your loved ones, Jess and that little girl. She’ll never get to enjoy the presence of her daddy but I am sure she will know you through memories that you made with your family and the stories that I’m sure everyone has to tell. You will remain in every one’s hearts I’m sure. God Bless

  3. Sending my sincere condolence to the family, Rodney Jr will be missed. God put your loving arms around his family his Mom, sisters, and brothers.

  4. Tone Maynard, the Driver

    We were once road dogs, and then we became brothers. I’ll never have a friend like you boss. We had years of experiences and memories together, and it is now my responsibility to share those stories with the world so that the memory of you never fades away. I love you my friend, and I hope to ride with you in the afterlife.

  5. I met Rodney many years ago when he first started coming to Portsmouth. I was dating his friend/family member Eric & Rodney was always funny & silly, not afraid to be who he was. We never had any issues or beef bc we were both chilled out & not about any drama. I moved away & came back & ran into him a couple times & he was def a man who had grown inside & out, but still the same O.G. I first met 20 plus years ago. Fly high Rodney. My sincerest condolences to his friends & family. This one is heartbreaking

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