June 21, 1940 - April 22, 2021
Duane A. Smith, 80, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away at home on April 22, 2021. He was born June 21, 1940 in Kinsman Ohio to Keith and Betty Smith. He was a 1958 Vernon High School graduate. He graduated from Anderson College in 1966 and Anderson School of Theology in 1969. He received his Doctorate in Ministry from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1969 he began his ministry at Fairfield Church of God, Fairfield Ohio. In 1971 he was Associate Pastor at the United Methodist Church of Grove City, Ohio. In 1977 he served as Pastor of Calvary United Methodist in Toledo Ohio, followed by Trinity United Methodist Church in Swanton OH beginning in 1985, Greenville First United Methodist, Greenville OH beginning in 1993, Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, Fremont OH, 1993; Sharon United Methodist Church Napoleon OH, 2005. He began serving his final church in 2008 at Metamora United Methodist Church, Metamora OH, retiring in 2009 after 38 years of serving the Lord. Duane was a freemason and an active member in the Rotary Club, Kiwanis, and worked with Habitat for Humanity. Throughout his ministry he served on various committees with the West Ohio Annual Conference and Districts of the United Methodist Church and with local communities in the towns where he served. He led missionary work throughout his career. He would spend his free time fishing the Great Lakes. Duane is survived by his wife Kay Smith whom he married in 1995; Sons, Grant Smith and Dwight (Danielle) Smith; Step Children, Brian (Angie) LaMee, Amanda (Jamie) Seibert; Brothers, Keith (Jan) Smith, Clyde (Mary) Smith; Sisters, Cedelia (Frank) Longley, Elaine (Tony) Podlogar, and Margie Smith; Grandchildren, Erica (Josh) Mielcarek, Elena Smith, Caden Smith, and Grayson Smith; Step Grandchildren, Katie LaMee, Brynna Gaines and Brady Gaines, Ben Seibert, and Nicholas Seibert; Great Grandchildren, Carter Mielcarek, Mila Mielcarek, Hazel Mielcarek and many nieces and nephews. Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Betty Smith, and brother Gaylord Smith, nephew Joey Dudley, and niece, Gabby Martin. Arrangements made by Ansberg West Funeral Home,Toledo and Galloway-Onstott Funeral Home, Hartford, Ohio. Services will be held privately for the family. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Cherry Street Mission in Toledo, Ohio or Wood County Habitat for Humanity, Bowling Green, Ohio. The family of Duane Smith wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Browning Masonic Staff for their years of care for Duane, to Ohio Living Hospice for their compassion and care to Duane and his family, and to Amada Senior Care for their home care when he was brought home in his final weeks.
Duane A. Smith, 80, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away at home on April 22, 2021. He was born June 21, 1940 in Kinsman Ohio to Keith and Betty Smith. He was a 1958 Vernon High School graduate. He graduated from Anderson College in 1966 and Anderson... View Obituary & Service Information
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