Warren W. Smith, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday morning, April 28, 2013, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.
He was born July 3, 1921, in Cootes Store, Va., to Wade H. and C. Pearl (Dillard) Smith. He married Clara L. "Judy" Myers July 3, 1942, in Tiffin, and she preceded him in death in 1999.
Survivors include his son, Steve W. (Linda) Smith of Tiffin; two daughters, Janice A. (Gene) Zavrel of Perrysburg and Sharon S. (Barry) Jerman of Tiffin; a brother, Robert Smith of Tiffin; a sister, Virginia Huffman of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Michael W. (Susan) Degens, Jennifer (Jeremy) Richardson, Karen (Dustin) Kraus and Danielle Smith; and seven great-grandchildren, Hayden Klett, Haley Degens, Jacob Richardson, Morgan Klett, Alexa Richardson, Alex Kraus and Ava Kraus.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Owen and Donald Smith; and two sisters, Ruth Smith and Arlene Kummerer.
Warren was a member of the 11th Armored Division of the United States Army during World War II from Oct. 17, 1942-Dec. 28, 1945. In 1980, he retired from the state hospital as head of maintenance. He enjoyed fishing and softball and was the pony league coach for the Webster Mfg. team. He was a Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Locally, he was a Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes fan. Warren was a family man; beloved father, cherished grandfather and patriarch of his family. He was a hero to his family. He also was a friend to everyone.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. Ray Richardson officiating. Entombment will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.
Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Community Hospice Care or Tiffin Columbian Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.