September 8, 1930 - May 15, 2014
11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 Kingscreek United Methodist Church
5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Vernon Funeral Home
Dale Smith, 83 of Urbana, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Sterling House of Urbana. He was born September 8, 1930 in Urbana and a 1948 graduate of Salem High School. He was a member of Kingscreek United Methodist Church.
Dale spent his life farming and later several years as an auctioneer and realtor. He was a member of and served on the board of the Ohio Holstein Association. He was a 4-H advisor, as well as belonging to 5-H, Farm Bureau, Harmony Lodge #8 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite and Antioch Shrine. Dale loved being an auctioneer, meeting new people, his farm and his cows. He also enjoyed going to cattle shows to watch his kids and grandkids show at the local, state and national levels while representing Stan-Mar-Dale Farms. His other favorite things were attending the many sporting activities throughout the years, coaching his girls’ softball teams and then later watching his grandkids play sports. Dale was an OSU and a Cincinnati Reds fan and loved spending the winter months in Florida for the past 15 years.
He is survived by daughters, Pam (Nelson) Spellman, Deborah (Harry) Alltop, Kim (Tony) Broshes, Cheryl (Kevin) Gay, Lori (Gary) Ledford, Cinda Whaley (like another daughter); grandchildren, Felicia (Matt) Arnett, Jessica (Beau) Randall, Lesley (Sam) Doria, Dustin and Jessica Alltop, Tyler and Abbey Ledford, Casey Gay; great grandchildren, Conner and Maicey Arnett, Riley and Parker Doria, Avery Randall and (soon to be) Brynlee Randall; sister, Shirley (Roy) Keeran, Sister-in-law, Lois Smith, brother/sister-in-law, Don (Jean) Russell; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn June (Russell) Smith; parents, Stanley and Ethel Smith; mother and father-in-law, Lloyd & Iris Russell; and brothers, Eugene “Gene” Smith, Larry Smith and John T. (Leona) Rogers.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Kingscreek United Methodist Church with Pastor David Brown officiating.
Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley, 46 N Detroit St, Xenia, OH 45385 or to Kingscreek United Methodist Church, 1362 Kennard Kingscreek Rd, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. We will miss seeing his smiling face at the cow shows!
Jay, Angie and Savannah Thomas
Dale will forever be apart of our hearts and will he live on through the wonderful family that he and Marilyn created. He is now with the love of his life watching over everyone. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss and we will miss Dale everyday.
Prayers are with you. It’s a hard time, but know you’ll be reunited. Love to all of you.
I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing your Dad at the fair. What a great Father and man.