Michael Lewis Smith, 57, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Countryside Continuing Care Center. He was born on September 14, 1958 in Fremont, the son of Benjamin R. and Margaret R. (Sotan) Smith. He was a 1978 graduate of Lakota High School.
Michael served in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 1985. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was called to Active Duty in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Michael was awarded the Good Conduct Medal (2nd award); NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Expert Badge (M-16 Rifle); Expert Badge (Hand Grenade); Expert Badge (M-60); Army Lapel Button; Army Achievement Medal and Parachutist Badge.
Michael married Cheryl Esker on January 11, 1991 in Green Springs, OH and she survives. He worked as a roofer and enjoyed NASCAR, football, lawn work, camping and walking.
Michael is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Cheryl Smith, Fremont, OH; children, Sarah (Preston) Cantu, April Smith, Brandy (Adam) Hoffman, all of Fremont, OH, Joshua Smith of Virginia; brother, John (Becky) Smith, Fremont, OH; brother-in-law, Patrick Ayres, Findlay, OH; grandchildren, Mya Buss, Colton Hoffman, Avery Hoffman, Rylee Cantu, Mikayla Cantu and Kennedi Jackson; nephew and niece, Ben Smith and Kelly Benavides.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ayres; brother, Joseph Smith and nephew, Bobby Benavides
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, OH, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion and VFW.
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