Vernon J. Smith, 93, of Willard passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky following a brief illness.
He was born September 21, 1926 in Monroeville to Warren and Emma (Long) Smith. Vernon was a 1944 graduate of Bellevue High School. He was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Norwalk and the North Fairfield American Legion. He retired after thirty plus years of service from the Ford Motor Company. Vernon served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed woodworking and reading.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joanne E. (Schild) Smith; three children, Larry E. Smith of Willard, Sharon J. (Kenneth) Didion of Westlake, and David V. Smith of Bellevue; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Smith of Michigan; six grandchildren, Dennis (Rosalie) Smith, Colleen King, Jodi Smith, Craig (Stephanie) Didion, Eric (Sarah) Smith, and Wayne Smith; seven great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Smith, Kyle Smith, Rosa King, Olivia Didion, Hannah Didion, Seth Smith, and Shelby Smith; one great-great grandchild, Sawyer Smith; one brother, Donald (Barb) Smith of Monroeville, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Smith; his parents, and five siblings.
Friends may call from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sunday, September 29, 2019 in the Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe Street, Monroeville. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, September 30, 2019 in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk. Pastor Ann Marshall will officiate. Private family committal service will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Pontiac.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
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