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Paris, TN 38242
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SMITH, Vern E. 71, formally of Dayton, Ohio, passed away suddenly on June 8, 2013 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 16, 1942 to Ronald E. and Mary A. (Welch) Smith. Retired from Dayton Bag and Burlap in 2006, he moved to Tennessee with his lifelong companion, Ruby Rector. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marcia Ann Smith; brothers, Ronald W., Michael G., and Clyde C. "Butch" Smith. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Pam (Fred) Choate, Melissa Johnson, Kelsey (Justin) Pabst, Shelby Choate great-grandchild Lillie Ann Pabst; Terri Smith, Heather Wion, Hailee Wion; Vern W. "Butch" (Andrea) Smith, Noah Smith: sister, Mary A. "Toni" (Smith) Diamante; sister-in-law's, Jeannie Smith, Nancy Smith; numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. A 1960 graduate of Fairmont High School, Vern enjoyed golfing with friends and family and was an avid NASCAR/Dale Earnhardt fan. Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, TN will be fulfilling Vern's wishes to be cremated. A memorial service will be held on July 6, 2013 at The King of Christ Lutheran Church 50 Nutt Road Centerville, Ohio. The family will receive friends and family from 11 until the service begins at noon. In lieu of flowers, please made a donation to .

Published in Dayton Daily News on June 30, 2013
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