Dan Paul Smith, 82, of Racine, passed away at 3:20 a.m. on, May 11, 2018 at Overbrook Rehab Center in Middleport, Ohio. Born September 25, 1935 in Racine, he was the son of the late Paul F. Smith and Josephine Hoback Smith.
Dan was a retired school bus driver for Southern Local School District, he was also an avid farmer, and was an auctioneer. He was a member of the Carmel Sutton United Methodist Church, a former member of the Meigs County Fair Board, he founded the O.P.S.E. Chapter at Southern Local School District, and was a founding member of the Big Bend Farm Antiques.
He is survived by his wife Donna Jean Smith whom he married on September 2, 1952 in Catlettsburg, KY., his children, Don Smith, of Racine, Bonnie (Bruce) Myers, of Reedsville, Faith (Terry) Varney, of Long Bottom, Tim (Karen) Smith, of Racine, Tammy (C.T.) Chapman, of Racine, and Ted (Krista) Smith, of Long Bottom, grandchildren, Jerry (Cheryl) Smith, Jenny (Matt) Ridenour, David Smith, Bridget (Brian) Heldreth, Paul (Arica) Smith, Amy (Neil) Nelson, Ed (Betsy) Smith, Eric (Jacey) Smith, Terry (Nicole) Smith, Kelly (David) Ferguson, Rachel (Tony) Hupp, Stacy (Nathan) Marcinko, Ryan (Shauna) Chapman, and Brittany Myers. Thirty one great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Larry Smith, of Middleport, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Racine. Rev. Larry Fisher and Rev. Bill O’Brien will officiate and interment will follow in the Gilmore Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Dan’s honor to the Carmel Sutton United Methodist Church, 31435 Pleasant View Rd., Racine, Ohio 45771, or Laurel Cliff Free Methodist Church, 41214 Laurel Cliff Rd. Pomeroy, Ohio 45771. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com