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Paul Smith

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

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To the Family of Paul Smith,
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and our prayers at this difficult time. Your Dad was a wonderful man, we will never forget him. Steve & Joyce

Steve & Joyce Parrish Apr 5 2010 12:00 AM

TO Carol and Doug and family just to let you know that we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

Dennis & Lisa Sharninghouse Apr 4 2010 12:00 AM

To Carol and family,
I would like to have come on Sunday, but family Easter commitments dictated otherwise. My condolences to all of you and I pray that you would feel the presence of God on Monday as you say your final good byes. May God give you strength and peace that passes understanding.

Tim Manchester

Tim Manchester Apr 4 2010 12:00 AM

To Paul's family: We are saddened to hear of Paul's death. We recall many good times with him and Vonne. We will remember him in our prayers.
Sincerely, Ted and Mary Weatherhead

ted/mary weatherhead Apr 3 2010 12:00 AM

To the Paul Smith family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Have known Paul for a long time, and you have my sympathy and prayers.

Donna Parrish Apr 1 2010 12:00 AM