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September 7, 1927 - February 4, 2021
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Owen J. Smith, age 93, was called into the presence of the Lord at 6:55 am on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Owen was born September 7, 1927 in Fremont, OH, to the late Omar Smith and Juanita (Wensinger) Smith Root. On October 5, 1959 he married Sharon L. (Downhower) Smith.
Owen worked many years as a security guard for Clark Equipment and retired from General Dynamics. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed NASCAR. Owen especially loved traveling to visit his children.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sharon L. Smith of Lima; three children, Paul N. (Donna) Smith of Castalian Springs, TN, Anne E. Smith of Austin, TX and Jane E. (Jim ) Inglese of Bethesda, MD; two granddaughters, Mari and Audrey Inglese of Bethesda, MD; step-grandson, Michael Rogers of TN; three brothers-in-law, James (Sandra) Downhower of Lima, Frank (Judy) Downhower of Alden, NY and Frank Stroh of Rockwood, TN.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step-dad, Ray Root and sister-in-law, Beverly Stroh
Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2021, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Pastor Sam Payne will officiate the service.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Monday, February 8, prior to the funeral at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District, 2355 Ada Road, Lima, Ohio 45805 or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5050 St. Matthews Drive, Lima, Ohio 45806.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.