Thomas W. Smith
July 28, 1951 ‒ December 09, 2018
Thomas W. Smith, age 67 of Ostrander passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Kobacker House following a 3 week illness.
He was born in Columbus on July 28, 1951 and was a 1970 graduate of Dublin High School, playing a feisty middle guard on the football team. Tom proudly served his Country in the US Army during the Vietnam War, was wounded in action, and earning numerous commendations including a Purple Heart.
Before retiring he worked with Delaware line crew for Columbia Gas. A true and avid outdoorsman, he was a simple man, who enjoyed hunting everything, but especially raccoon as well as fishing. Tom was a respected dog trainer, raising field trial dogs.
Needless to say, Tom was also a story teller, fun loving, who possessed an uncanny sense of humor. An aspiring beekeeper, he enjoyed tending to his home and flowers along the river. Although tough and strong, he was overly generous and kind hearted. He loved people and treasured spending time outdoors.
Tom always did the best that he could through the trials that life brought his way. He will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, ornery smile, and as a loving father and grandfather, who left us laughing.
He is survived by his children: Tommy (Cindy) Smith, Angel (Bill) Sorochak; grandchildren: Bryer, Bryce Smith, Addison Carter, beloved mother Susan Smith; siblings: Mike (Bev) Smith, Jeff (Pam) Jones, Lori (C.J.) Epling, Steve (Pam) Smith, Beth (Randy) Savage, Ralph (Denise ) Jones, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his fathers: Ralph Jones and John Smith: sons: Anthony and Spencer; grandson Brett; siblings: Mark and Greg Jones.
Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 and again one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. memorial service at the funeral home, where Pastor Tommy Tucker will officiate followed by military honors provided by the Delaware County Vietnam Veterans Assoc.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Kobacker House.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com