William F. Smith

March 14, 1921 ‒ February 26, 2002

Delaware, Ohio

William F. Smith, age 80 of Delaware and former Perry Heights resident, died Tuesday evening, February 26, 2002 in the Centrum at Willowbrook, Delaware, Ohio.

He was born on March 14, 1921 in Erie, PA to the late Ralph C. and Eda V. (Walter) Smith. Bill moved to Delaware in 1994 from Perry Heights. Owned and operated the former William F. Smith Insurance Agency in Massillon. Member of Delaware Christian Church; served as Deacon and Treasurer of the Perry Christian Church. He was also a member of the Perry Twp. Lions Club for almost 50 years; enjoyed fishing, playing bridge, and collecting stamps.

Survived by Daughters: Virginia (Harold) Watters of Raymond, Shirley (Terry) Wuske of Cincinnati, 4 Grandchildren: Jessa, Molly, Brandon, Jonathan, Niece: Doris Roberts, and Nephew: Ralph Smith.

Proceeded in death by wife of 47 years: Julia W. (Cannon) Smith, who died Nov. 1, 1996 and brothers; Robert & Donald Smith.

Friends may call Friday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., (SR 36), Delaware and in Canton 10 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral services Saturday 11:00 at Perry Christian Church, 139 Perry Rd., Canton, OH. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, Canton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Christian Church or American Cancer Society.