Larry J. Smith

Larry J. Smith, 59, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born Oct. 4, 1954, in Tiffin, to Joe and Dorothy (Mellott) Smith.

Survivors include his parents, Joe and Dorothy of Tiffin; a brother, Michael (Amy) Smith of Tiffin; a sister, Kathy Smith of Ramona, Calif.; six nieces and nephews, Abrie, Ryder, Brett, Chad, Kristy and Mindy; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Karen Smith.

Larry graduated in 1974 from Old Fort High School, was a member of Old Fort United Church of Christ and retired in 2013 from Clyde Whirlpool after 35 years. He enjoyed following sprint car racing at Attica and Fremont and was an Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. Kathy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care, F.A.C.T. or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Larry J. Smith

Larry J. Smith, 58, of Fort Seneca, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.