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James A. Smith

September 21, 2017

James A Smith, age 75, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

He was born November 18, 1941 in Norwalk to the late Edward and Caroline (Rice) Smith. He was a 1959 graduate of Milan High School and served in the US Army from 1960 until 1962. He worked at Rotary Printing, and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 37 years. He was a farmer and enjoyed raising horses, and showing them at fairs. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, and following their sports.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty (Ott) Smith of Norwalk; children, Mark (Patty) Smith of Norwalk and Michelle (Dan) Conney of Norwalk; grandchildren, Taylor, Corynne, Devin, Sheridan, Zane and Nolan; siblings, David (Melody) Smith of CA, Barbara Lang of Milan, Larry Smith of Milan and Karen Kern of CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Gathering Space of St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Church, with Monsignor Kenneth Morman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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James A Smith, age 75, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

He was born November 18, 1941 in Norwalk to the late Edward and Caroline (Rice) Smith. He was a 1959 graduate of Milan High School and served in the US Army from 1960 until 1962. He worked at Rotary Printing, and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 37 years. He was a farmer and enjoyed raising horses, and showing them at fairs. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, and following their sports.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty (Ott) Smith of Norwalk; children, Mark (Patty) Smith of Norwalk and Michelle (Dan) Conney of Norwalk; grandchildren, Taylor, Corynne, Devin, Sheridan, Zane and Nolan; siblings, David (Melody) Smith of CA, Barbara Lang of Milan, Larry Smith of Milan and Karen Kern of CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Gathering Space of St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Church, with Monsignor Kenneth Morman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Dave and Julie Lindenberger

Norwalk, OH, USA
September 26, 2017

Betty and Family, We are so sorry for your Loss of Jim and Mark. We are praying for your families at this most difficult time. God Bless You and your family and friends.

Lora L Garcia

plymouth, OH, US
September 25, 2017

I'm so sorry, all of you are in our prayers! Jim was a wonderful man! I am blessed to have met him & grateful that my daughter has wonderful memories with him! Jim always made her feel so welcomed to the family! Big hugs to all of you!

Deb Andrews

Norwalk, OH, America
September 25, 2017

Betty- Michelle and family- My heart goes out to you as I hear about the loss of Jim and Mark-- Thoughts and PRAYERS are with you all .

Mike Ruffing

Brunswick, OH, United States
September 25, 2017

Betty, Patty, and family: all of you are in our prayers... truly. May God support you and all the families and friends who are grief stricken by the passing of these two find men. God Bless you all.

Steve Siesel

Winter Haven, FL, USA
September 25, 2017

Jim, we worked together many years at the railroad, I enjoyed the days we worked together talking about family, farming, and railroading. Peace be with you Jim, sharing heaven with your son Mark!

Christine Galati

September 24, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in prayer.

Deb and Tod Wagner

Norwalk, OH, Usa
September 24, 2017

Such kind people Jim and his family are. He was always cheerful and sweet. Our hearts go out to your family wishing you peace at such time of sorrow.

Laurie Czaplicki

NOrwalk, OH, USA
September 24, 2017

Jim was always so thoughtful to my dad and included him in his love of horses. Thoughts and prayers; Betty, Michelle, Patty and family.

JOAN & ART RUFFING

SAVANNAH, GA, USA
September 24, 2017

Betty and family, you are in the hearts and prayers of the Ruffing family.

Rose Austin

NORWALK, OH, US
September 24, 2017

Betty, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for your tragic losses. I pray that your strong faith will guide you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Rose Austin

Rita singler

Sandusky, OH
September 22, 2017

Betty and family I,m sorry to hear about Jim, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Ebert

Deland, FL, usa
September 22, 2017

Betty, you will be in my daily prayers. May Jesus bless you and keep you under His care.

Mike Lang

Macomb, MI, USA
September 22, 2017

To the entire family we wanted to pass on our deepest sympathies for the loss of Uncle Jim. Uncle Jim and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Jim was a great man and I (Mike) have a lot of memories growing up with him from riding tractors and the combine and bailing hay in the fields with Uncle Jim, spending time and camping at the local fair, riding horses, having Christmas holidays at the house, talking about the rail and Ford, etc. and to see him and your family continue to grow. May he rest in peace. Mike, Valerie, Lauren, and Rachel Lang

Sandy "Rupp" Boyd

Buckhannon, WV, USA
September 22, 2017

Michelle, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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