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“Sympathy going out to the family of Dale. We lose another classmate from our small class at Neptune, we were so close back in those days. You are in ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Vickie (Kuhn) Mescher - Coldwater, OH

“My sincere condolences to the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. His troubles are over, as he is now in the arms of God. Memories of...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Germann - St. Marys, OH

“I would like to express my sympathy to the entire family. We were classmates at Nep and then Celina. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Dock

“He was always a nice guy, pleasant to speak with, and an all-around good guy. He will be missed, for sure. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: George Erik Moore

“I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was a very good friend as we grew up in Neptune. Please accept our condolences from the entire Evans...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Wayne Evans - Ten Mile, TN

“My heart goes out to Dale's family. I know they all miss Dale very much. But, he's no longer in pain and is in Heaven with Jesus. Ronald, my heart...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dorothy Ann Springer - FL

“Remember many years worshipping at the Celina Nazarene Church and having the kids in Diane's Sunday School class and Caravans. We are praying for...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Larry and Diane Hammond - OH

“So sorry to hear about Dale. I imagine Dale and Phil are up in heaven discussing old Neptune times. You and in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa (Piper) Ragon - Tipp City, OH


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.