Max Arthur Smith, 96, of Antwerp passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at his residence.
Max was born in Antwerp on November 21, 1915, a son of the late Carl F. & Norma C. (Filley) Smith.
During WW II he served in the operation of supply points in France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany in Patton's Third Army. He was part of a group of soldiers who inspected Buchenwald Concentration Camp the day after it was liberated.
He was a member of the Antwerp United Methodist Church.
Max was co-owner of L. Smith & Son, Inc. until retiring in 1983. At that time, L.Smith & Son, Inc. was the oldest Buick dealership and the second oldest Pontiac dealership in the world.
On August 9, 1940 he married Hope Eleanor Revert in Wauseon.
Max will be sadly missed by his wife, Hope; son, Rob (Jennifer) of Melbourne, KY; daughter, Carol (John) Chilcote of Antwerp; grandsons, Scott (Nadine) Cottrell of Falls Church, VA & Brad of Lexington, KY & sister, Dorothy (Ray) Jeffery of Antwerp.
Private services were held at Maumee Cemetery.
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