Clarence Smith was born June 13, 1932, at Stinnett, Kentucky to the union of Pearl
Smith and Oma Morgan Smith. Mr. Smith was a devout Christian, an ordained minister,
and was a faithful member of the Cleveland Assembly Church of God. He served in the
Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. After serving his country, he met and
married the love of his life, Delores Byrd Smith, with whom he shared 64 years of
marriage. In 1953, he moved to Dayton, Ohio where he lived until the time of his
passing. In 1956 he began working for the Price Brothers Company and continued his
position there until his retirement in the 1980s. Clarence loved spending time with his
children, grandchildren, and family. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing for the
Lord. Other of his favorite pastimes included reading his Bible and fishing.
Clarence went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the
age of 89 years.
In addition to his beloved parents, Clarence was preceded in by four brothers, Dalton,
Hobert, Thomas, and Orie Smith, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Owen and Bitha
Byrd and a great grandson, Evan Lewis.
Clarence leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Delores Smith, three beloved
daughters, Freda Witt (widow) of Dryden, VA, Shirley Walters (widow) of Dayton, OH,
June Day (widow) of Eaton, OH and one beloved son, John Smith (Stephanie) of
Arcanum, OH. Other survivors include, two brothers, Evert L. Smith of East Bernstadt,
KY, and Ernest W. Smith (Ann) of London, KY; four sisters, Faye Napier of Lake City,
FL, Norma S. Simpson of Helton, KY, Jacqueline Gilbert of Stinnett, KY, and Idella
Hubbard (Glyn) of Williamsburg, KY; eight cherished grandchildren, twenty-three great
grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives, and friends survive.
Services: Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 12:00 PM with the
funeral following at 1:00 PM, Marker and Heller Funeral Home, 5844 Troy Pike, Dayton,
Officiating: Rev. Joel Roberts
Interment: Willow View Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio