Dale E. Smith

  • Born: January 13, 1951
  • Died: February 16, 2014
  • Location: Celina, Ohio

Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home

901 Myers Road
Celina, OH 45822

Tel. (419) 586-5161

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dale E. Smith, age 63, of Celina, passed into his eternal heavenly home on Sunday morning, February 16, 2014. He was born January 13, 1951 in Celina to Ronald Smith of Celina and the late Nora Lea (Snavely) Smith. He is survived by his loving and supportive life mate Donna (Stewart) Smith whom he married September 10, 1977. Also surviving are his children Melissa (Jeremy) Parrish of Ann Arbor, MI, Jeremy Smith of Findlay and Hannah Smith (fiancé James Carr) of Pickerington, two grandchildren Madelyn and Andrew Parrish of Ann Arbor, MI, a sister Beth (Kelly) Hoffman and a nephew Cameron all of Celina. Dale was a 1969 graduate of Celina High School and attended Cedarville University for two years before graduating from the University of Findlay in 1988. He retired in 2003 from Verizon Communications and then worked for NKTELCO until April 2013. He was a member of Aletheia Christian Church in Celina where he served as a greeter and a 4th grade oasis teacher. Dale loved the opportunity to teach God's word to these children, hoping to make a positive impact upon their lives. He was a former member of the Celina Church of the Nazarene where he served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and was on the live nativity committee that was a yearly outreach to the community. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading his Bible, Christian literature and history books, particularly the US Civil War. He enjoyed yard work, fishing NASCAR racing and followed Ohio sports teams. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday February 19, 2014 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina with Pastors Rondall Stewart and Dail Parrish presiding. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery, Celina. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 am Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Aletheia Christian Church Mission Fund. Condolences may be left at lhdfuneralhome.com.