Edward A. Smith, 73, of Tipp City, formerly of Galion, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his residence.
Edward was born in Lodi on January 11, 1942 to the late Armand and Wanda (Repp) Smith. He married Melinda Suver on November, 15, 1991 and she survives him.
He attended Mansfield City Schools. Edward retired from Galion Iron works (Komatsu Dresser), Galion after 34 years of service as a machinist. He served his country in the Ohio Army National Guard. He was a member of the Troy Fish & Game Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2201and the VFW Post #4615, both of Tipp City, a former member of the Moose Lodge #303, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #630, and Owls Club #4008, all of Galion. Edward was a Certified Master Gardner. He was a Cleveland Browns fan and he loved fishing in Alaska. Edward’s great love in life was spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his children Tim & Katie Smith, Galion, Christine Avila, Alaska, Jamie & David Wyrick-Butcher, Oklahoma, Todd Smith, Mansfield, his step-children Stacey & Larry Utt, Fairborn, Clint & Carrie Moneysmith, Galion, his grandchildren Jessie & Kristy Avila, Patrick Avila, both of Alaska, Domini Wyrick, Rachel & Brandon Brooks, James Wyrick all of Oklahoma, his step-grandchildren Zachary and Camille Moneysmith, both of Galion, his great-grandchildren Morgan, Katlynn and Bella Brooks, Oklahoma, a great-granddaughter due in April in Alaska, and his former son-in-law Greg Avila, Alaska..
He was preceded in death by his siblings Elaine Beugly and Phillip Smith and two nephews.
Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Hospice, 550 Summit Avenue, Troy or to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.