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French Smith

April 30, 1921 - September 6, 2020
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Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
Maralene Hundley
Tiffini Downey
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Obituary

French Smith
LIMA – French Smith (99) was called into the presence of the Lord
Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his residence. He was born April 30,
1921 in Clay Hole, Kentucky to the late Felix Smith and Polly
(Collinsworth) Smith. He was married to Janet F. Smith who preceded
him in death on February 19, 2014. The world lost a great man. To us
he was known as Dad, Daddy, Grandpa and Papaw. He retired from
Harris Lumber Co. and was a WWII Military Police Officer. He was old
fashioned and in his ways. He loved music, especially bluegrass and
classic country. He had three sisters: Arlene, Fannie and Marie, and
four brothers: Edward, Samuel, Isaac, and Nicky. French left behind
his children: Maralene (Sonny) Hundley, Herbert (Roxy) Smith, Janetta
(Claude) White, Dana (Jeff) Smith, Terri (Darren) Beasley, Sandra
Smith, Tammy (Daniel) Smith, Matthew (Krista) Smith. He also left
behind many grandchildren: Darren, Brian, Chris, Lisa, Melissa,
Marlena, Tyler, Crystal, Grace, Roger, Justin, Sarah, Christopher,
Jacqueline, Ronald Jr., Ryan, Heather, Brittany, Gideon, Brian,
Montana, Jessica, Jeffrey, Mariah, Trinity, Matthew, Zachariah, Nikoli,
Hailie, Alexandria, Abigail. French also left behind many greatgrandchildren: Jimmy, Faith, Jeremy, Jacob, Tyler, Taylor, Alyssa,
Adam, Madison, Matthew, Timothy, Brandi, Brandon, Asia, Sabrina,
Carissa, Gabriel, Blake, Dominic, Jersey, Aryanna,
Emilia, Ava, Annmarie, Maddilynn, Autumn, Keaton, Corey, Esperanza, Ezmerelda, JJ, Isabella,
Annalee, Landon, Savannah, Neveah, Dawnica, Zaley, Ronald III, Grayson, Layla, Montana, Dakota,
Clyde, Gideon Jr., Haisley, Joshua, Daniel, Xavier, Amya, Jada, Arianna, Aliyaah, Jeffrey III, Kamden,
Miracle, Stella, Nikola, and Willow. He also has great-great-grandchildren: Lilly, RJ, Brentley, Mason,
Korbin, and Bailey. French was in excellent health up until his final days. He was a fighter in life. He
loved to garden; he loved his family and he was very proud of his country. He had an amazing team of
nurses and doctors who thought very highly of him and as a family, we would like to thank everyone
who had a part in taking care of him. French loved to go fishing, camping, and wrestling.
Memorial contributions may be given to Bayliff & Son Funeral Home to help with his services.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm

Memorial Park Cemetery

Address:

Lima, Ohio 45806

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Born: April 30, 1921
Died: September 6, 2020

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Maralene Hundley posted on 9/10/20

Daddy I always thought you were my hero .I love you still as that little girl .missed not forgotten your oldest maralene

 

Matt smith posted on 9/10/20

dad we didnt always see eye to eye but you were the best dad anyone could have... we will meet again but until then just know I love you...

 

Tiffini Downey posted on 9/10/20

Sending lots of prayers he was a very amazing man and will be truly missed ❤

 

Heather ,Brady, & Austin Courtney posted on 9/9/20

I'm not going to say goodbye because I will see you again.I just know you are in heaven dancing, laughing, & singing .

 

Heather ,Brady, & Austin Courtney posted on 9/9/20

I'm not going to say goodbye because I will see you again.I just know you are in heaven dancing, laughing, & singing .

 

Roxie Smith posted on 9/9/20

Daddy Smith, You will always be inmy heart. You have made me laugh when you do the dance. I will miss you so much. Tell Momma Janet hi for me. Daddy, We love and miss you very much.

 

Mike Melvin posted on 9/9/20

French, no Hero has ever touched me the way you have. I'm am so Honored to have gotten to share your Honor Flight experience with you, but even more Honored to call you friend. Your Buddy loves you, & until that day we meet again ...Carry On!

 

Brandy harter posted on 9/9/20

You were an amazing grandpa to my son you'll forever be missed

 

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