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Joy D. Counts

Joy D. Counts, 58, of Fremont, OH passed away on February 2, 2023, at Fremont ProMedica Hospital. She was born February 23, 1964, to Donald Hull and Katherine (Sage) Martin in Sidney, OH.  Joy worked at Autoplas in Bellevue, OH for many years and retired in 2011. She also worked for BBI Enterprise in Sidney, OH. Joy volunteered for the Stricker Center in Fremont. She enjoyed taking naps, Pokémon Go, and spending time with her family. Joy was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Michigan Wolverines and WWE. She loved deeply and was deeply loved by others and had a generous heart.

Joy is survived by her husband, Jerry Smith; daughters, Jennifer Counts, Amy Brandewie and Ashley (Manuel) Cantu all of Fremont, OH; son, Travis Counts of Piqua, OH; bonus child, Anelita Orozco; siblings, Rick (Marla) Martin, Temperance, MI, Larry (Cathy) Martin, Sidney, OH, Forrest (Anita) Martin and Lisa (Todd) Trainer both of Piqua, OH; grandchildren, Malcolm Archie, Dailyn Wiley, Mackenzie Brandewie, Landan Hunt, Maliyah Archie, Aliyanna Melo Counts, Julius and Ariella Cantu, Giselle and Isabelle Rodriguez; sister-in-law, Heather Martin; several nieces and nephews and her dogs, Brownie and Prancer.

She is preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, Bruce Martin; brothers, Jim Martin and Donnie Hull; sister, Rita (John) Batton.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. to 6-8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory 425 E, State St. Fremont, OH 43420.

A service will be held Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Cancer Association in her honor.

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