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Sandusky, OH 44870
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James R. Smith

James R. Smith, of Sandusky, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born October 19, 1956 in Sandusky and was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School.

Jim worked for United Road and was a member of the Huron Eagles Club. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoyed boating and fishing.

He is survived by his significant other of 19 years, Kelly Klingelsmith, sons, Joseph M. Smith of Monroeville, Eric J. Smith of Columbus, Logan R. Dabney and Cameron M. Dabney both of Sandusky, grandson, Brandt J. Smith, brother, Michael N. Smith of Sandusky, sister Jean A. (Michael) Corbin of Sandusky, Sandra M. McNutt & Marsha L. Smith-Koch both of Florida and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene N. and Janet M. (Wentz) Smith, brothers, Donald L. Smith, Jeffrey A. Smith, and nephew Michael S Corbin.

At Jim's request cremation has taken place and a Graveside service will be conducted 10:30 am, Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Fr. Phil Feltman will officiate. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Huron Eagles.

Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sandusky has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions in honor of Jim may be directed to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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