Lowell E. Smith

August 20, 1946 - October 14, 2021
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Lowell Smith, age 75 of Harrod, passed away at 5:19 a.m., Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his residence. He was born August 20, 1946 in Lima, Ohio to the late Raymond and Gertrude Marie Williams Smith. On June 23, 1990 he married Gina Garver, who survives in Harrod.

Mr. Smith was a very proud U.S. Army Veteran and was a Senior Gunner. He was an avid Harley rider, founder of the Harley Club in Ottawa, and was a HOG lifetime member. He enjoyed target shooting with family and friends. His greatest joy, was his family whom he loved spending time with. There were many treasured memories made visiting his sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Mike Love, at their Lexington, Kentucky home.

Also surviving are 2 daughters – Kris Dunn of Youngstown, Ohio; Julie (Marc) Fields of Lima, Ohio ; 3 grandchildren – Ashley, Christopher, and Derek; a brother – Dick Smith of Cridersville and his 2 little buddies – Cooper and Sockey.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law – Scott Dunn; and 3 brothers – Billy Smith, Danny Smith, and Ernie Smith.

Funeral services will begin 6:30 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville where military rites will be observed.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home, where military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

In lieu of flowers, please make a loving contribution to Mary Ann ‘Gina’ Smith, P.O. Box 294, Harrod, Ohio 45850.

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Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: August 20, 1946
Died: October 14, 2021

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Kathy Sewell posted on 10/19/21

Gina and Julie and family. You are in my prayers during this difficult time. You all are such an inspiration to me!! Such a strong family. If there is ever anything I can do please let me know. Love you.


Bob Conner posted on 10/16/21

Gina and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grieving. I always enjoyed working with Lowell at Marathon Electric. He never new a stranger. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this time.


Debbie Stroh posted on 10/16/21

sorry for your loss


cathy root posted on 10/15/21

Gina, i know today you are broken hearted , hugs to you, friend. i will be thinking of you, and praying for you. may you find some peace in remembering your journey together and the fun times along the way. my deepest sympathy, Cathy Root


Putnam Co Hospice posted on 10/15/21

The Staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Lowell and all his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Cynthia Barefield posted on 10/14/21

Gina...Julie, So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for you andnthe family.