Dennis J. Smith

June 01, 1955 ‒ August 29, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dennis J. Smith, age 64, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

He was born on June 1, 1955 in Mount Vernon to James and Shirley (Stiltner) Smith.  Dennis was employed at Ariel Corporation as a machinist for the last twelve years.  He enjoyed music, drag racing and classic cars.  But most of all, he loved the time he spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, of nearly 44 years, Patricia (Conant) Smith; his daughter Erica (Shannon) Cline; his son Ben (Elizabeth) Smith; four grandchildren, Nadia Smith, Maycee Smith, Evie Martinez, Alex Martinez; his mother Shirley Smith; and his sister Debbie (Mark) Ball.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father James Smith and his brother James Smith Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 beginning at 11AM at the Church at Chapel Hill.  Pastor John Whisner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:  Church at Chapel Hill, 7530 Johnstown Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • I am so sorry to hear this. Dennis and I were great friends throughout school, we even got in trouble skipping school together. I was at his wedding, when Milo Booth caught the wedding bouquet. We lost touch soon after high school, but any mention of his name brings back fun and fond memories. The world is diminished by his passing. Deb, Pat, and the rest of his family, you have my deepest sympathy. Godspeed Dennis, you will be missed.

  • I am deeply saddened Patty that Dennis has passed. You have been through so many trials and tribulations. May God give you the strength to carry on. It seems like yesterday the kids were small. God Bless. Renell Davie (Annett)

  • Dear Patty and family,
    Your Uncle Paul and I are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I wish we had gotten to know Dennis better. If there is ever anything that we can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask.
    We Love you,
    Aunt Claudia & Uncle Paul