Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Complete Obituary
Ralph Smith Jr.
  Ralph W. Smith Jr., 83, St. Marys, died Feb. 7, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Neptune, to Ralph and Nora Rutledge Smith Sr. On Aug. 20, 1982, he married Betty J. Jones in Wapakoneta, and she survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Elaine (Ron) Hoskins, Findlay, and Karen (Tim) Klosterman, Celina; a son, Dave (Diane) Smith, Celina; two stepdaughters, Lori (Kent) Taylor, Celina, and Claudia Emrick, Lima; two stepsons, Scott Emrick, St. Marys, Johno Emrick, Chillicothe; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margie (Merle) Brookhart, Celina; and a brother, Joe Smith, of Ladysmith, Wisc.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a 1950 graduate of Rockford High School and attended Ohio Northern University. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served as a radio operator in the 3rd Strategic Support Squadron during the Korean Conflict.
He was a retired production employee from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a member of American Legion Post #323 and Auglaize County Buzzard Baiters. His favorite pastimes included flying radio-controlled airplanes and riding his motorcycle in the sunshine.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel, St. Marys, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Military honors will follow the service at the funeral home.
Calling is 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family via: www. millerfuneralhomes.net.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Today
70°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
23%
Tonight
45°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
23%
Tomorrow
62°
Partly Sunny
6%
Tomorrow Night
41°
Mostly Clear
Tuesday
70°
Mostly Sunny
Tuesday Night
47°
Mostly Clear
Wednesday
73°
Mostly Sunny
Wednesday Night
51°
Mostly Clear
Thursday
77°
Mostly Sunny
Thursday Night
53°
Mostly Clear
Friday
78°
Mostly Sunny
Friday Night
54°
Mostly Clear
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d
camera_logo Photo Albums
Friday, September 19
index pict
Friday, September 19
index pict
video_logoOnline Video
Wednesday, August 27
index pict
Marion Local prepares for football season
Tuesday, August 26
index pict
St. Marys' Schmitmeyer golfs for guys team