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Donald A. SmithJuly 27, 1927 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 90)
Donald A. Smith, 90, of West Mansfield, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
He graduated from York Center High School in 1945. A lifelong dairy farmer, his strong work ethic was always an example to his children and grandchildren along with his love for his family as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. A man of strong faith, he was a member of the York Center United Methodist Church. Don loved watching Ohio State football and basketball and the Cincinnati Reds,
Born July 27, 1927 in Union County, he was the son of the late Arch and Vera (Southard) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna Dell (Smith) Ballinger.
On February 28, 1954 he married his wife of 63 years, Ellen (Decker) Smith at the Silver Creek Methodist Church near Kenton and she survives in West Mansfield. Also surviving are his children, Melissa (Steve) Walker of North Lewisburg and Tim (Greta) Smith of Richwood; grandchildren, Gene (Chelsa) McFarland, Tyler Walker, BJ (Jonda) Smith, Matthew (Tiffany) Smith and Kelsey and Kyle Grose; great grandchildren; Dominick and Aiden McFarland, Reagan, Brock, Grayson, Hayden and Jackson Smith; step sisters, Louise (Robert) Gray and Linda Clemans and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the York Center United Methodist Church 28170 SR 739 West Mansfield. Reverend Jeff Waeger will officiate and burial will follow at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Memorial contributions can be made to the York Center United Methodist Church and condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com
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28170 SR 739, West Mansfield OH 43358