Brian T. Smith

Birth Date: 
Sunday, March 21, 1965
Date of Passing: 
Friday, August 6, 2021

WOOSTER – Brian T. Smith, 56, of Wooster passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021 at the Ohio State University Hospital.

He was born March 21, 1965 in Wooster the son of Donald V. and Shirley A. Ball Smith.  He married Pamela Cox on April 24, 2010.  She survives.

Brian was a 1984 graduate of Wooster High School and had worked for Walmart for 20 years.  He attended Grace Church in Wooster.  He loved reading and watching movies, was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Buckeye’s fan.  He enjoyed science fiction, especially Star Trek and attended many of their conventions and was an avid comic book collector.

Brian had a love of people and never knew a stranger and he was always devoted to his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Pamela, he is survived by his mother-in-law Beulena “Boots” Cox, of Wooster; a brother-in-law Carl Clayton (Shirley) Cox III of Wooster; sisters-in-law Michelle Miller of Apple Creek and Tina Hershberger of Wooster; a brother Lance (Ella) Smith of Morgantown, WV and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 4-8:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service on Friday, August 13, 2021 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Daron Butler officiating.  Private burial will be held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Brian’s name to the Wayne Co. Community Foundation, 517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers contributions in Brian's name may be made tothe Wayne County Community Foundation, 517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.


Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 4-8:00 and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.


Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home


My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss. Didn’t know Brian but know Pam and the family. Sorry for your loss.

I'm so sorry to hear about Brian's death. I enjoyed working with him for a number of years at The Daily Record prior to his Walmart employment. He was always cheerful and eager to help with anything any of us needed. He was a great co-worker.

I knew Brian at Wooster High School and then at the Daily Record. Always outgoing, always upbeat, always sociable. I'm very sorry to hear of his death.

I knew Brian at Wooster High School and then at the Daily Record. Always outgoing, always upbeat, always sociable. I'm very sorry to hear of his death.

My deepest condolences for the loss of Brian Smith, and I'm sending prayers to his wonderful wife and family, I worked with him at Wooster Walmart, he was a good worker and a good person all around, he always brought cheer and happiness to me when we had conversations, he'll be missed by me and a lot of people who loved and liked him dearly, God Bless you Brian T Smith may you Rest In Peace my dear friend.

I am so very sorry to hear of death of Brian. He was such a nice person who would do anything for anyone. I worked with Brian at the Daily Record and his kindness will always stay with me. The world has truly lost a very kind and generous man. My heart and prayers go out to Pam and his family.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. My deepest condolences for the loss of Brian Smith. I used to work with Brian at Walmart for years. Brian was a wonderful person.It is very hard to loss at spouse at anytime, and at a young age. I just loss my husband Jerry Mulins she 52 years old a month ago. He died a instant death. It is really hard to move on. I just take one day at a time. I have to he strong for my children.

Pam,you have my deepest sympathy. I hope all your good memories will help you through what has to be one of the hardest times of your life. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. He was a nice guy…met him at the Comic Book store in Wooster. My sympathy to the family.

I came to know Brian and Pam through Brian’s mom. I was so fortunate to get to know the family, so caring and loving. Brian was always so friendly and kind. I would see him at Walmart he always was friendly honestly don’t think he ever knew a stranger. What a blessing to know such good people. Rest In Peace Brian.

I only just meet you both for a short at my Uncle Lyles funeral I am so sorry Brian was such a sweet person talking to me before and after my Uncle's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers for all his family and extended family. He will be surely missed by all who knew him.

I Am so sorry Brian and his younger brother Lance used to hang out in the University area back in the day R.I.P. my Friend!!

Wooster and WHS '84 lost one of its most loyal fans and supportrs.
I'm sorry I didn't give him a much time as he was able to give anyone and everyone. Brian was about as faultless as people come. Christmas morning and New Years' messages, just a random hello, Brian Smith you were a bright light, a light I'm going to miss.

Pam, every condolance to your family.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved Brian. I worked with Brian years ago at the Daily Record. He was a wonderful co-worker and always so cheerful.

Brian will be very much missed. prayers and hugs to Pam and the family

So sorry. Love you

Pam, my sincere condolences to you. Brian was such a sweetheart, and he had the best smile in the world. May your wonderful memories be of comfort. Brian was a dear friend to my sons, Greg and Josh, and it was always a joy to see him.

I got to know Brian while working at The Daily Record and would always say "hi" if I saw him at Wal-Mart. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Brian was always nice, cheerful and ready to talk. RIP and condolences to the family.

I always enjoyed seeing Brian and his larger than life smile when he greeted you. He was always genuine and caring. My heart is heavy thinking he is no longer with us, but I’m grateful I had a friend like him in my life. My deepest condolences to his wife and family. We were blessed to know and love Brian. Sending prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Sorry to the family for this great loss. Brian was one of the good ones.

My heartfelt condolences to Brian’s family and close friends .

Brian and I met in the 90s over our shared love for comics and the Legion of Super-Heroes. We spent many conventions walking around together. I will cherish those memories, and look forward to visiting comic book conventions with him again in Heaven.

I am so sorry for your loss. I had worked with Brian for many years at the Daily Record and Walmart. His ' goofiness' was always something to liven up a day.

I'm very sorry for your loss Brian was one in a million. We will miss him deerly but one day we will rejoice in the kingdom of heaven and meet again.

Brian and I shared a locker in 9th grade-- and while I had opportunities to get upset with Brian, it was impossible to stay angry. Always smiling, always friendly...I am sure he will be missed by many. Pam, please accept my condolences.

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