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Pastor Martin Wesley Smith

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Pastor Martin Wesley Smith
Passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, peacefully surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 20, 1944, to the late Sara and Dank Smith in Canton, Ohio. Graduate of McKinley High School and Ashland Theological University with two Masters Degrees. In 1965 He joined the Army, 101st Airborne Division as a para trooper and sharpshooter, and was honorably discharged in 1967. Before pastoring he was a supervisor at Portec Forges and a case manager at Child and Adolescent Services. Shortly after leaving the military, Martin made the best decision of his life and married the love of his life, Suzette Battle on Nov. 25,1967. He currently served as Pastor of Rehoboth Rivers of Living Waters COGIC for 14 years. Preceded in death by parents Sara and Dank Smith; and his son, Jarrod Marcus.
He leaves his legacy of love to his loving wife, Suzette; beloved children: Jamaal and daughter, Nakia (Don) Patterson; five grandchildren; Jarrod, Camarie, Donald, Mekhi and Joshua; his sisters: Willadean (Phil) Ridley, Connie Smith and Victoria Wright; his special aunt, Peggy Hudson; special friends: Nick Myers, Joseph Morgan, Jesse Evans and Michael Pressley; as well as a host of family and friends.
The homegoing celebration services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 718 Henrietta Ave. N.E., Canton, Ohio 44707, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m., and services at 11 a.m. Friends and family are being received at 2809 Pin Oak St. N.E., Canton, Ohio 44704.

Published in The Repository on Aug. 31, 2014
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