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Thomas W.  Smith Sr.
  • Community Health Professionals of Celina
    816 Pro Dr.
    Celina, OH 45822
  • First Presbyterian Church of Celina
    Celina, OH 45822

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“Joyce, my condolences to you and your family. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: sandy braun - cellina, OH

“To Joyce and family: we are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing to a Higher Realm. We know this has to be a difficult time for you but trust in all...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: jim and connie Fleck - Tavares, FL

“So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Rhonda loved him very much. He as always kind to me growing up. I remember how much he loved his family....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Vicki Addair Dawson - Avondale, WV

“A wonderful man, teacher and coach. Most importantly an excellent mentor and friend to myself and countless others. Will be greatly missed. Thoughts...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Burnett - Neptune Beach, FL

“Aunt Joyce, Thank you so much for sending this to me. Uncle Tom was a good, kind man and he will be missed. We are so thankful we got to come out to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bonnie Garvey - Elkton, MD

“Joyce, Thinking of you at this difficult time! So Sorry, Rutha Jackson ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rutha (John)Jackson - KY

“Tommy, may you rest in peace, you will be missed by those of us that have known you since childhood! I have often thought of you and your...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kay Addair Bracett - Beartown, WV

“I met Tom at the Drs. office and he was such a kind man! Sorry to hear of his passing, I'm sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jaymie P - Celina, OH

“To all of his family our hearts go out to you.We are praying for you.I am Paulines sister. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Ruth Stinson - Statesville, NC

“To my dear friend, Joyce, My heart goes out to you. I know how hard it is to lose a husband. Still, you can never really lose his love....as love...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie Pecilunas - Medina, OH


Thomas W. Smith Sr., age 71, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 3:30p.m. on Sunday Jan. 19, 2014 at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on May 19, 1942 in Lex, West Virginia to the late Virgil and Pearlie Mae ( Addair ) Smith. On Aug. 19, 1976 he married Joyce Kemper, who is surviving. Also surviving are his daughters & son-in-law Cheryl L. & Raymond Hall of Colerain, NC, Elyn Selu of Venice, CA, son & daughter-in-law Thomas W. Jr. & Bonette Smith of Union City, PA, David L. Smith & Susan Messerschmidt of Charlotte, NC, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sister & brothers-in-law Glenna & Ralph Owens of Mooresville, IN. Joe Ryan of New Castle, Delaware and his sister-in-law Pauline Smith of Indianapolis, IN. Thomas was preceded in death by his brother Mont C. Smith and two sisters & brother-in-law Nora C. Ryan and Belvia R. & Robert Beckner. Thomas received his Bachelors Degree in Education from Bluefield State College in Virginia and a Masters Degree in Education from St. Francis College in Indiana. He was an Art Teacher at the Celina City Schools for 25 years and retired in 1996. In addition, he coached wrestling and Football for Celina Junior High School. Thomas served his country in the United States Air Force from 1960 -1964. He was a member and an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Celina and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Celina. Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m. on Thursday Jan 23, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Celina, with Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Military Honors will follow the services at the Church. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and 1 hour before services on Thursday at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Celina or the Community Health Professionals of Celina. Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.