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Gary James Smith

February 10, 1936 September 13, 2020
Gary James Smith
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Gary James Smith, 84, of Wellington passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home. He was born February 10, 1936 in Elyria and was a graduate of Elyria High School. Gary worked as a tool and die maker for General Motors. He was a fisher of men, and could talk to anyone at length about Jesus and was an evangelist at heart. He proudly served his Country in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 59 years Judy (nee Wolfe); daughters Kim (David) Stanic of LaGrange, Jennifer (Michael) Kelch of Dayton, KY.; sons Scott (Judy) of Kipton, OH., Shawn (Lee Ann) of Tampa, FL.; grandchildren Brian Smith, Elizabeth (Vince) Smith, Natalie Stanic, Madalynne (Jordan) Fitzgerald, Harrison Stanic, Olivia Smith and Jude Smith; brother Jim of Statesboro, GA.. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Maxine Smith (nee Gott); sister Judy Sexton; brother Gerald. Family will receive friends 4-7 PM Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, (per CDC guidelines social distancing will be observed. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Burial Private. A Celebration of Life will be held 4 PM Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Kipton Community Church 511 Church St. Kipton, OH.44049. In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations to Mercy New Life Hospice 3500 Kolbe Rd. Lorain, OH. 44053. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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4:00 PM 9/17/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/17/2020 7:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Celebration of Life 4:00 PM Friday, September 18, 2020 at Kipton Community Church 511 Church St. Kipton, Ohio 44049

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
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