Paul R. Smith, 91 of Cecil, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Manor House Assisted Living, Antwerp.
Paul was born near Cecil on April 12, 1918, a son of the late Myrtle (Stultz) and Charles Smith.
He proudly served his country in the US Army reaching the rank of Sergeant & earning the Bronze Star during World War II in the South Pacific. Paul was a lifetime farmer in Cecil who was still active and enjoyed his flower and vegetable garden. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish; Sherwood VFW Post & the First Families of Paulding County.
On April 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Antwerp, Paul married LaVonne Bissell, who passed away July 16, 1999.
Paul will be sadly missed by his daughters, Carol (Doug) Baker, of Oakwood; Kathy (Tony) Wilson, of Paulding; Marilyn Smith, of Cecil; sons, Denny (Pat) of New Haven; Don (Karen) of New Bremen; Doug (Judy Panico) & Dave both of Cecil; sisters, Ruth Smith & Grace Light; brother, Richard all of Antwerp; sisters-in-law, Holly Garmyn of Defiance & Roma Stronach of San Diego and 9 grandchildren. Paul is also preceded in death by his brother, Ivan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish , Antwerp, Monday, 10 am with Very Rev G. Allan Fillman officiating.
Viewing is Sunday, 2-8 pm, with a vigil service at 8 pm at DOOLEY FUNERAL HOME, 202 W. River St, ANTWERP. Viewing is also 9-9:30 am Monday at DOOLEY'S.
He will be laid to rest at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Cecil.
Memorials are to Paulding Hospice; Manor House Activity Fund or V.E.T.S.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com