June 25, 2016


Paul D. Smith

Paul D. Smith, 62, of Medina, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 16, 1950 in Pikeville, Kentucky, to the late Jessie and Trinnie (Clevenger) Smith.

Paul worked for the Ford Motor Company for 38 years and was a proud member of the UAW. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Paul enjoyed his horses and tinkering around on his farm. He will always be remembered as a very patriotic man, serving his country in U.S. Army during Vietnam Era.

Paul was the beloved husband of Diana (O’Donnell), to whom he was married 44 years; loving father of Lisa (Derek) Rose, Denise (Michael) Dudsak and Roxanne (Brian) Moore; dear grandfather of Dyson, Madeline and Sophia; loving brother of Joann (Bubby) Carroll, Thomas, Darrell (Nellie), Leroy (Rick), and Dennis (Diane) Smith; and dear son-in-law of Marilyn O’Donnell. He is also survived by special friends, Ted Patrick and Susan Fleming.

Paul is preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Marie; his sister, Betty Branham; and his brother, Danny Smith.

Services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11 A.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Pastor Steve Andrews will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com