Smith, Anthony

Written by David Green.

Anthony E. Smith, 73, of rural Fayette,  Ohio, died Dec. 24, 2010, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born July 13, 1937, in Delta, Ohio, to the late Frank and Emma (Sanderson) Smith. He married Mary Flynn in Toledo, Ohio, and she preceded him in death.

Anthony was a 1955 graduate of Delta High School, and served more than 20 years as a lieutenant for the Toledo Fire Department Fire Station #9. He served in the United States Army with the 54th Engineer Battalion “Combat and Strike Outfit.”

He had been a resident of Fayette since 1995. Anthony, a devoted father, enjoyed farming and took pride in caring for his family. He also had a love for antique tractors and always enjoyed the annual National Threshers Reunion.

Surviving Anthony are two sons, Daniel Smith and Timothy Smith; two daughters, Anne Smith of Fayette, and Lisa (and Randy) Nerenberg, Sr., of Montpelier, Ohio; a grandson, Randy, Jr.; three brothers, Gary Smith, Kenneth Smith, and S. Ray Smith; and four sisters, Betty (and Bob) Holmes, Sue Dominique, Peg Shaw, and Sharon (and Ed) Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, William Joseph Smith; a sister, Janet Fitch; and a brother, Ronnie Smith.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Katherine Currier officiating. Interment will take place at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday until time of the service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial contributions to the family of Anthony Smith.

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