Rodney L. Smith

  • Born: December 30, 1957
  • Died: September 11, 2014
  • Location: Laurel, Maryland

Donaldson Funeral Home PA

313 Talbott Ave
Laurel, MD 20707
Tel. (301) 725-1690

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rodney L. Smith, 56, past away at his home on September 11, 2014, after a courageous battle against cancer.
Born on December 30, 1957, in Ohio and raised in West Virginia. Rod was the son of the late Jack and Edna Smith. Rod resided in Laurel for over 35yrs. He worked as a groom for 20+ yrs at many of the local horse tracks including Laurel, Bowie and Pimlico before working as a truck driver at Staples for 16 yrs. Rod enjoyed hunting, listening to music, family vacations and spending time with friends.
Rod is survived by his wife of 23 yrs Judy, his 3 children, Jami, Colton and Tyler, his grandchildren Jacob and another one on the way and his sisters Robin Willison, Tina Plunkett, Jackie Elkins and Kris Smith.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Rod when he delivered office supplies to me at NIH back in the early 2000s. One day, at Christmastime, I left work to find that I had a flat tire. It was late and snowing, but Rod took the time to change my tire for me. I then found out he lived in my neighborhood and it ended up that my daughter became friends with his daughter. Rod was always happy and friendly and always wanted to stop to ask how I was and to chat for a while. He will be missed.

Posted by Beth Bowen - Laurel, MD - Friend   April 21, 2015

My condolences to the family He will always be remembered by me, as one of the Jefferson Street friends.

Posted by Debbie Six - Quiggle - Warren, OH - Friend   September 17, 2014


Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Jacqueline Rowe - Taneytown, MD - Friend   September 16, 2014

Judy. I am so sorry of your loss. Rod is in a better place and out of pain. If there is anything you need please call. I will always remember him, the time I met him. Love to your family.

Posted by Joan Utter - Silver Spring, MD - Friend   September 15, 2014


Judy and family. I am so sorry of your loss. He is in a better place and out of pain. If you ever need anything please call me. You are such a special friend. Love to your family.

Posted by Joan Utter - Friend   September 15, 2014


Judy and family my love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, and always.
Love, Amy

Posted by Amy Combs - Friend co-worker of spouse.   September 15, 2014


I am so very sorry and I hope Rod is at peace and no longer in pain. If I can do anything to help you or your family, please let me know. My prayers and thoughts are with you! Love Mary Jo

Posted by Mary Jo Karfonta - Woodstock, MD - Friend   September 15, 2014

This wonderful man will always be remembered. Rod was the most brave positive person and even in his last days had that sense of humor.Rod will be in our hearts forever. Love, Annette and Bruce

Posted by Bruce and Annette Knox - cousin-in-law   September 15, 2014

I will always remember you and Eddie as young boys. Sleeping out on our front porch or your front porch on Jefferson Street. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Bobbie Brennan - Ocean Isle Beach, NC   September 14, 2014


We will miss you. No more pain just happiness

Posted by Jesse and Debbie Baragas - Friends   September 13, 2014

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by johnny leizear - sw xlx, FL - friends   September 13, 2014

Rob, you will be missed.

Posted by Vin & Loann Bui - Laurel, MD - Friend   September 13, 2014