Michael Anthony Smith, 73, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky. He was born September 3, 1948 in Bellevue, OH to Cletus and Sarah (Disandis) Smith. He was a 1966 graduate of Clyde High School. Mike attended Terra Community College and received a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University as a CPA. Mike served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, from August 7, 1967 to July 26, 1971 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Mike worked as an accounting clerical supervisor with the Ohio Turnpike from 1976 to 2000 when he retired. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Temple in Clyde, OH and was the organist for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fremont. He enjoyed music, theater and played guitar in various bands for years. Mike would perform at various nursing homes in the area and enjoyed playing Santa Claus.
Mike is survived by his children, Richard M. (Heather) Smith, Orlando, FL, Rebecca J. Smith, Fremont, OH, Michael Jordan (Brooke) Smith, Vickery, OH, Melissa S. (Matthew) Kukla, Walbridge, OH, Mark A. (Ashley) Stevens, Maumee, OH; siblings, Dr. Mark Smith, Sandusky, OH, Stephanie M. Goodman, Kansas City, MO, Sandra Smith, Clyde, OH and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Robert A. Smith and Adam A. Stevens; brother, Patrick Smith and grandson, Brannon Kukla.
Visitation: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home
Services: Thursday, December 16, 2021; 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clyde, OH.
Memorials: Harvest Temple Baptist Church or St. Mark Lutheran Church
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