Ronald King

Obituary of Ronald Ray King

Smethport - Ronald Ray King, 78, of Smethport, passed away Saturday (November 28, 2020) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA.


He was born Aug. 11, 1942 in Olean, NY, a son of Ray and Agnes Woodard King-Gerhart.  On April 7, 1966, in Portville, NY, he married Carolyn H. "Kay" Himes, who survives.


Mr. King was a 1961 graduate of Smethport High School and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.


Mr. King first worked for True Tile in Syracuse, NY area before entering the Navy, where he was an electrician.


Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a member of the Keating Sportsman Club and the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby.


In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by:

Two sons:  Patrick King of Smethport and Eric King of DuBois

Two grandsons:  Jeremy King of Indiana, PA and Kevin King of Strausburg, CO

One sister:  Cheryl Schmidt of Watertown, NY

Two brothers:  Dana Gerhart of Goram, NY and Gary Woodard of Port Ritchie, FL

And several nieces and nephews


In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Frank Gerhart, and an infant son, Alex King.


Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held privately with the family.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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