Wendell J Smith Jr.
October 03, 1958 ‒ August 27, 2014
Wendell “Jim” Smith, Jr., 55, of Galion lost his battle with cancer, surrounded by his family Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at home.
Born October 3, 1958, in, Crestline he was the son of the late Wendell J., Sr. and Karyl (Frank) Smith of Crestline. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Tina Benedict Smith.
Jim attended the Crestline Schools where his nickname was “Rat” and first worked as a lineman and then as a self-employed carpenter and recently at flea markets. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing and anything with the outdoors. The light of his life was his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and mother he is also survived by children, Missy Smith and Fiancé’ Dustin of Marion, Stephanie Smith and Fiancé’ Kurt of Galion, Danielle Smith and Fiancé’ Malcolm of Marion and Tabitha Smith and companion Derrick of Galion; grandchildren, Haylee, Caden, Garrett and Amirah; brother Robert Smith and companion Rachel of Ocala, Fla. and sister Cindy (Gary) Trash of Bucyrus and their son Craig (Erica) Smith.
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 202 N. Thoman St. Crestline on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Becky Weamer officiating. A celebration of life dinner will follow at the Crestline Golden Age Center at 3:00 pm.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jim Smith, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.