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Max A Smith

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.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Rob and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your father.

Susan (Mosier) Gladieux Mar 6 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of the Smith Family, from the dealership to being neighbors. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Bradford Sabo Feb 23 2012 12:00 AM

Hope & family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.  The Blume's (especially our late dad) always held Max and the entire Smith family in the highest of regards.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom & Dennis Blume

Tom & Dennis Blume Feb 22 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Hope, Carol, Rob, and family,
   May we offer our sincere and deep sympathy for the loss of your husband and father. We hope you find comfort in remembering fond memories, and knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark, Patty, and Denver

Patty Miller Feb 22 2012 12:00 AM

Hope and family
Hope i have many great memories of you when i was a little kid and you stayed at our home on washington st.
so sorry to hear of max passing , you and your family are in our prayers at this sad time.
Harry and Helen seslar

harry seslar Feb 22 2012 12:00 AM

Hope, Carol and Rob,
You are very much in my thoughts and prayers as I remember good times in our old childhood neighborhood.  Max was first and foremost always a gentleman, and he showed such kindness to the McAlexander children.  We share your loss and we know he will be missed by many.

Butch and Carol Babcock Feb 21 2012 12:00 AM

Hope, Carol, Rob and families,  I'm so sorry to hear about Max passing.  Memories of your whole family and what good neighbors you were are always with me.  Carol Jean, we've been friends for so long, in fact you are my oldest BFF.  My prayers are certainly with all of you

Pat (McAlexander)McCoy Feb 21 2012 12:00 AM

Hope and Family,
Our sincere and deepest sympathy.   May God comfort you in your
time of sorrow.  God bless you.

John Core Family

John Core Feb 21 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Smith, Carol, and families...so sorry to learn of your Husband and Father's death.  He touched many lives..and will be fondly remembered. In addition to his Family and the Community, he loved the American Free Enterprise System and there were many of us who admired him for that.
May God comfort you and give you peace at this difficult time.  With my sympathy, Jim Hooker, Mesa, AZ

Jim Hooker Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all and sending prayers your direction.
-Mary G. S.

Mary Smith Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

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