David F. Smith, age 74, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
He was born on June 8, 1943 to the late Harry Bazil and Lillie Belle (Weaver) Smith.
Dave was a 1961 graduate of Grafton High School. He went on to work for the Consolidated Gas Company for some time. He was CEO of his own construction, timber and coal mining companies.
Dave loved the Lord, loved to work and always found something to keep him busy. He thoroughly enjoyed operating heavy equipment, mining, timbering, farming and woodworking. Dave was a horse enthusiast who loved riding, watching and racing his quarter horses at the track. He also loved sports of any kind.
In addition to his wife, Erma, Dave is survived by 2 children: Tammy (Butch) Bartlett and David (Michelle) Smith; 2 step-children: Carla (Michael) Derespiris and Brian Hovatter, nieces, nephew, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Smith and sister, Virginia Withers.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Harmony Baptist Church, 5142 County Road 25, Marengo, Ohio 43334. Pastor Jason Martin will officiate the service.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honor of Dave are asked to consider the Harmony Baptist Church Youth Fund, 5142 County Road 25, Marengo, Ohio 43334.
Those wishing to share a memory of Dave or to express a condolence to the Smith family may do so by visiting www.gompffh.com.