January 6, 2009
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/8/2009 24:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/8/2009 13:00:00
Haldon C. Smith, age 74, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in the Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born on December 28, 1934 in North Fairfield, Ohio to the late Charles and Gladys (Eastman) Smith and had been a North Fairfield resident the majority of his life, moving to Willard twelve years ago. He was a 1952 graduate of North Fairfield High School and a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Smith was a farmer and also drove truck for several of the area trucking firms. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard and the North Fairfield American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Clark) Smith, whom he married on January 12, 1959; a daughter, Sherri Rodriguez of Willard; and a son, Greg Smith of Cleveland; three grandchildren, Josh (Brandy) Rodriguez of Willard; Jared (Mindy) Rodriguez of Willard; and Jessica (Eric) Trukovich of Ashland; seven great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; two brothers, Norman (Carolyn) Smith of Willard; and Merlin “Doc” (Virginia) Smith of Willard; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from Noon to 1:00 PM where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM with Reverend Brian Peltomaa officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenfield Township Cemetery in Steuben, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Greg, I’m very sorry that you lost your Dad. I’ll keep you & your family in my prayers. You are all great people! I think of you when I drive by your mom’s house. Hope you’re doing well.
I was very sorry to read about your dad’s passing. Your family is in my prayers.
Lisa (Wireman) Wolfe
Jean, I’m sorry to learn of your loss.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss, and let you know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you..
Ginger and Donna
I am so shocked. As you know, Haldon was one of my best friends at North Fairfield. We started School together.