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Gary M. Smith

January 30, 1957 — December 26, 2021

Gary M. Smith

Gary M. Smith, age 64, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Sunday afternoon, December 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Gary was born in Bellefontaine January 30, 1957, to the late Gary Maxwell and Dorothy Pearl (Poland) Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Lewis Smith and sister, Barb Searle Hone.

Gary is survived by his wife Lesa Nolan Smith. He is also survived by children: Nickie (Matt) Downing of Bellefontaine, Deborah (Adam) Conley of Conover, Gena (Michael) Francis of Cincinnati, Randi Miller Smith of Newark, Shawn (Tonya) Richardson of DeGraff, and Kenneth Jones of Bellefontaine; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick Smith of Bellefontaine and several nieces and nephews.

Gary worked for 31 years at Detroit Aluminum & Brass and retired as an Assistant Supervisor and group leader of the rolling mills. He was a former member of the AmVets and the Eagles. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed fishing and had previously done martial arts.

Bishop Jason Miller will officiate Gary’s funeral service Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, where visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service.

Burial will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center 321 N. Main St. Bellefontaine, OH 43311

EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, is honored to serve the SMITH family

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Visitation

Thursday, December 30, 2021

11:00am - 1:00pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine

321 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine

321 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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