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David A. Smith

David Allen Smith, age 49, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Saturday, July 21st in Oberlin, Ohio.

David was born in Akron, Ohio on April 4, 1969 to Rick and Kathy Smith. He was a 1987 Firelands High School graduate and attended Lorain County Community College where he received an Associate's Degree in Business.

David was a beloved father and dedicated and loving grandfather, and he loved his family more than anything. He was a loyal Ohio State fan, especially football, and never missed a game. He was passionate about his dogs and enjoyed cooking and fishing.

David is preceded in death by his loving wife of twenty-six years, Janice Smith. He is survived by: his children, Felicia Randall and Anthony Smith, grandchildren Joshua and Landon Randall, parents Rick and Kathy Smith, brother Jason (Shannon) Smith, sister Nicole (Jonathon) Harris, Grandma Mary L. Smith, fur babies Scooby and Scrappy, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his honor to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/.

The Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists is handling the arrangements. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.

Cemetery Details

Ridge Hill Memorial Park

Amherst Township, OH,


JUL 28. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055

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So very sorry for your loss.Prayers & strength for you & your family

Cheryl Burgy - July 28, 2018 at 01:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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July 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Smith

Diane Lamoreaux - July 28, 2018 at 10:55 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Smith

Diane& Don Lamoreaux - July 28, 2018 at 10:51 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I remember David when he was a little boy. I visited Kathy when I was at my moms who lived on the other side of Main Street in Akron. Such a sweet little child. My heart has a crack in it and it hurts bad for my sweet Kathy (a GREAT friend since we were in grade school together and grew up on the same street). I have been praying for peace and comfort for her and her family. I can only imagine the heartbreak. The best consoling words I can find are "God knows your pain, trust in Him, He will get you through this horrible time...one second at a time". God has this and God has David. He is in safe and loving hands.

brenda white - July 26, 2018 at 06:06 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear the news. May God be with you and help you through this.

Wendy Akin - July 28, 2018 at 08:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss. Sandy Balog

Sandy Balog - July 26, 2018 at 01:08 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about David's passing. I really enjoyed meeting and talking with Dave and Janice. God bless your family. Carri Schultz

Carri Schultz - July 25, 2018 at 05:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Smith

Dale, Sheila and Rob DeWitt - July 25, 2018 at 04:31 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ron & Melinda purchased the Serene Retreat for the family of David A. Smith.

Ron & Melinda - July 25, 2018 at 04:30 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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