Smith, Jeff

Written by David Green.

Jeff Smith, 47, of Gibsonburg, Ohio, died Feb. 23, 2012, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio.

He was born Nov. 29, 1964, the son of Donald Smith and Barbara McCarty.

Jeff graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1983. He lived in Gibsonburg for the past two and a half years, moving from Oak Harbor, Ohio.  Jeff had been employed at Whirlpool in Clyde, Ohio. 

Jeff is survived by his fiancée, Lynn Fisher; three sons, Jared Smith of Adrian, Judd Smith of Wauseon, Ohio, and Corey Smith of Gibsonburg; two granddaughters, Lyla and Lindsay; two sisters, Tonya and Beverly; one brother, Larry; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Lower.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Joe Redmond officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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