Elbert L. "Smitty" Smith

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 1942
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

WOOSTER – Elbert L. “Smitty” Smith, 77, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born March 4, 1942 in Wooster the son of Hobert L. and Mary Pauline Morris Smith.

Smitty was a proud retiree of Rubbermaid and was a lover of cars and loved spending as much time with his sons as possible.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force spending most of his time as an air policeman in the Philippines from July of 1960 until his honorable discharge on December 24, 1963.

Surviving is his long time companion Leona Bowman, of Wooster. Sons: Larry (Lisa) Smith of Barberton, Terry Smith of Wooster, Gary Smith of Burbank, Jerry (Don Gilbert) Smith of Akron and Barry (Melissa) Smith of Smithville; a step-daughter Bev Belanger of Michigan; grandchildren Garrett Smith. Hazelyn Smith, Doralice Smith, Grayson Smith, Ava Smith, Parker Smith and Amanda Fisher; step-grandchildren Corey Belanger, Andrew Belanger, Kaleigh Belanger and Sam Belanger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Eudena Wright.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at noon at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Wingate officiating.  Burial will follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road Seville at 2:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Visitation: 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at noon at the funeral home

Condolences

Sincere sympathy for Leona & Smittys family. I always enjoyed working with & talking to Smitty at Rbmd. He always had a good joke & usually a smile. RIP

I am so very sorry for you loss. I know his sons loved him so much.

Terry and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in each other's company.

So sorry for your loss

Terry and family I'm truly sorry for your lose. I'm praying for the family to help you through this difficult time.

Worked with Smitty at rubbermaid, he was very happy, and funny coworker. Sorry for his loss.

My heart goes out to Leona and family. I always enjoyed working with Smitty at Rubbermaid. There was hardly a dull moment when he was around. RIP

Sorry to hear of Smitty’s passing. He was a great guy, fellow co-worker!

My heart goes out to my family in the passing of my Uncle Butch. I wish I could be there to support my family. Uncle Butch was a wonderful man, father, brother, son and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all. Love you!

TO ALL OF THE SMITH FAMILY,
WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR FATHER'S PASSING. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

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