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    Thought i would post this here as well as in the v-drive forum. For those of you who knew Ron "COACH" Smith I'm sad to say he lost his long battle with dimensia/alzheimers and passed away early last saturday morning. He passed away peacefully at a rest home in Banning. Coach was a true friend, gentelman, and a great racer. Services will be Tues. May 8th at 11:00 a/m at Green Acres Memorial Park. 11715 Cedar Ave. In the city of Bloomington 92316. R.I.P Big Guy. You will be missed.

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    Rest in peace my friend I will never forget your kind heart and incredible smile.....

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    Coach was a great guy, I had the pleasure of crewing for him at red bluff one year we had a blast. Coach owned some of the cleaness tpr's ever, going to miss him !! Coach say hi to tommy,rock daddy, Dennis , and rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shirley View Post
    Thought i would post this here as well as in the v-drive forum. For those of you who knew Ron "COACH" Smith I'm sad to say he lost his long battle with dimensia/alzheimers and passed away early last saturday morning. He passed away peacefully at a rest home in Banning. Coach was a true friend, gentelman, and a great racer. Services will be Tues. May 8th at 11:00 a/m at Green Acres Memorial Park. 11715 Cedar Ave. In the city of Bloomington 92316. R.I.P Big Guy. You will be missed.
    wow! sad news. rip Coach!

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    VERY SAD NEWS .... you will be missed .

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    this is RON getting spanked by blunder at the first YUMA POWER TOUR ... when his nos would not fire .... we had a lot of fun at the races great guy . sad
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    Oh man! My buddy, what a great guy he was. D forgot about the reason why Tony was able to beat him some bad, I re- rigged his boat right after he got it and I didn't check the wot switch when finished, so no nos. Tommy was piiiised off at me!

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    Very sad news. Coach was a great guy and a true friend.
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    wow. i had not seen him in a while. was always a very cool guy i remember going to his place and hanging out when my dad picked up the TPR from him as well as seeing him around the races.
    Rest in Peace

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    Sucks to hear this kind of news.First time we met was in 03 at my first njba race and not in the best terms over a sandbag rule.BUt the next race we chatted and and got along no more hard feelings and a great guy to talk too.

    Hadnt seen him in a while think it may have been phx or red bluff cant remember but he was always a friendly guy and going to be missed i know alot of others talked highly of him.

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    Sad news, Coach was one of my greater competitors in mod jet for years and a good friend, I know it's sad but we should be happy we knew him!!!! Rest in Peace Coach !!!!

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    very sorry to hear this. ron was a good guy. rip coach

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    great guy on and off the track. RIP coach
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    man, thats another tough loss, great guy !!! Tom's gotta another good guy to bench race with. Coach was actually John Mills football coach as well as a good boat racing friend. John's gonna be bummed to hear this.. Rip Coach..
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    I've only had the pleasure of meeting Coach a couple of times, very good man he will be missed by all who knew him.
    Our time in this world ends to soon for to many, rest in peace Coach

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