Benjamin “Ben” T. Smith, age 79 of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away on Saturday February 11, 2012 at 3:35 PM at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. He was born August 25, 1932 in Adams Twp. Darke County, Ohio, the son of the late Vern & Mae (Kunkle) Smith. He was a retiree of Hobart Manufacturing where he worked as a machinist; he also served as a volunteer fireman for the Gettysburg Fire Department for several years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Catherine “Kate” Smith on January 6, 2011 whom he married March 29, 1952; Brothers: Paul & Ezra Smith; Sister in law: Marilyn Smith.
He is survived by his Daughter & son in law: Sandra & David Hartley of Arcanum, Ohio; Son & daughter in law: Jim & Cindy Smith of Melbourne, Florida; Grandchildren: Talia Barga, McKalee Weidner, Carmen Trippier, Natalie Wolfe, Jill Loughnane, & Brandon Hartley; 10 great grandchildren; Sister in law: Mary Smith of Greenville, Ohio; Brother in law & sister in law: Sam & Mary Kissinger of Arcanum; Sister in law & brother in law: Pat & Adrian Petitjean of Versailles.
Services will be held on Thursday February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com