In Loving Memory Of...
James Virgil Smith, 79, of Findlay passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Jim was born on May 21,1933 to Frank and Maudie (Erford) Smith in Hoytville, Ohio. Jim was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Army as a Corporal. During his time in the service, Jim was on a tour in Austria, and attended the Southeastern Signal School in Camp Gordon, GA, where he was certified as a cryptographer. Jim worked for General Dynamics (Lima Tank Plant) for 28 years, retiring in 1994. Jim was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, and the Ralph D. Cole American Legion Post #3.
Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie (Schreiner) Smith; children, Lynn (Timothy) Granatir, of Perrysburg, OH, Paul (DeAnn) Smith, of Fostoria, OH, Karen (Michael) Hopkinson, of Walbridge, OH, Ronald Foster – Smith (Partner Wood), of Minneapolis, MN, Michael (Pam) Smith, of Rockford, IL, and Andrew (Christina) Smith, of Van Buren, OH; grandchildren, Brian and Michelle Granatir, Taylor and Drew Smith, Ashley, Josh, and Tyler Hopkinson, Chantyl and Mykela Bray, Jenna and Melayna Smith, and Zachary, Isaac, and Alexandria Smith; and sister, Marilyn (Jim) Drummer, of Wrightsville, PA. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Erford and Franklin Smith; and sisters, Marjorie Wilhelm, Maxine Boes, and Dorothy Smith.
Friends and family may visit on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish (East). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, and gifts, memorial contribution’s in Jim’s name may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.