Thomas A. Smith, 90

Thomas A. Smith, 90, of 307 Stinebaugh Drive in Wapakoneta, formerly of St. Marys, died at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on March 6, 1924, in St. Marys to Roy and Louise (Hartzog) Smith.

On Feb. 6, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., he married Marian I. Sprague, who died on June 24, 2013.

He is survived by son David (Teresa) Smith,  of Wapakoneta, daughter Luanne (John) Brown  of Lincoln, Neb., five grandchildren, Christine (Mike) Enderud, Kendra Hunter, Carrie (Michael) Daniel, Scott (Linda) Brown, and Katie Brown; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica Enderud, Bailey Enderud, Dylan Strauss, Emma Strauss, Ian Brown, Owen Brown, Evan Daniel,                       and brother Fred (Lucille) Smith  of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by parents Roy and Louise Smith, wife Marian Smith, brother William (Shirley) Smith, sister Mona Lee (Bill) Williams.

He was a 1941 graduate of Buckland High School.

He was a veteran of the Marine Corps., having served in a Marine attachment aboard the USS Philadelphia during World War II.

He was retired from Midwest Electrical Cooperative, a job he loved, where he was outside line supervisor.

He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys and a 48-year member of St. Marys Kiwanis Club. He also was a member of the American Legion and VFW Posts, both in Spencerville.

His favorite pastimes included ballroom dancing, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. The Christmas season was his favorite time of the year, and he took great care in selecting special gifts for those near and dear to him.  

Services are scheduled to begin 11 a.m. Monday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home 314 W. High Street in St. Marys, with the Rev. David Woodyard, officiating.

Burial, with full graveside military honors, will follow at Spencerville Cemetery, in Spencerville.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.  to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home on High Street.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either Capabilities for special needs individuals, ABC Center in New Bremen or Alzheimer’s Association.

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