Clarence L. Smith

January 16, 1943 ‒ December 04, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Clarence L. “Bud” Smith, 75, of Galion passed away Tuesday December 4, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.

Born January 16, 1943 in Bucyrus, he was the son of Harry Edward and Blanche Marie (Beach) Smith. He married Mary E. (Eusey) Smith on November 10, 1963 and she survives.

He was a graduate of North Robinson High School in 1961 and was a heavy equipment operator for Crawford Construction for 43 years retiring in 2004. Clarence was an active member and faithful servant of God with the St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Robinson where he also served on church council.

He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, building furniture for family, friends and church, fishing, farming and spending time with family.  Clarence was a very loving and dedicated husband, father, son and brother.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Angie (Jeff) Dasher of Bucyrus and Genie (Tim) Raney of Lexington; four grandchildren, Brad Dasher, Lindsay Dasher, Mackenzie Raney and Bre Raney; one sister, Phyllis (Rodney) Burns of Morral; a brother, Ed (Tina) Smith of Galion, sister-in-law, Phyllis Decker of Galion, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob & Shirley Ervin of Galion and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Dave Decker.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2307 Main Street North Robinson, Ohio 44827 where a memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16 with Rev. Jarrod Schaaf officiating. A meal will follow the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Clarence Smith, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • My deepest sympathy to you (Mary) and your daughters (Angie & Genie)
    Bud was a great person and friend to everyone, He fought a long and hard battle, but now he is at peace. Remember the good times that you had together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  • Mary and family:

    So sorry in hearing of Bud’s passing. We had some very good times years ago from
    square dancing and fishing including other get-togethers . I definitely want to express my sympathies in his passing.

    Sincerely, Ron

  • My deepest condolences to the Smith Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken hearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit and he comforts those in times of sorrow (Psalm 34:18)

  • Mary and family Mike I are very sorry for bud he was a happy person good friend at the church good bless you family

  • Mary and family,
    I remember many good times with you and Bud, especially volleyball and walleyball when we worked at Renschville. He was always a kind and helpful gentleman. You have my sincere condolences.