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SMITH, Sr. Marvin age 63, of Dayton, departed this earthly life on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born to the union of the late Garfield and Clara Ozell (Dobbs) Smith. He was a graduate of Paul L. Dunbar H. S., class of 67'. Marvin was a retired employee of General Motors, following 30 years of service. He was a gifted artist and cook. He was a faithful and devoted member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church; serving as sexton for numerous years. Marvin endeavored to serve his fellow man thru mentoring. He was there for all, whatever their needs. He was a pillar to the community and will be a tough act to follow. Marvin was a loving father and friend to many. He leaves to cherish his memories; (3) children, Damon V. Smith Sr., Marvin Smith Jr. and Staci A. Smith; (3) grandchildren, Sharod Bryant, Mari Smith and Damon V. Smith Jr.; (5) siblings, Linda Evans (Michael), Joyce Williams, Danny Smith (Teresia), Todd Smith and Elaine Allen; several aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Father Benjamin Speare-Hardy II, James Boykin, Etsil Crawl, R. B. Rogers, Shawn Sandridge, James Hawkins and the "boys of the hill". Funeral service 11:00 A.M., SATURDAY, June 29, 2013 at ST. MARGARET'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 5301 Free Pk., Trotwood, OH, with Father Benjamin Speare-Hardy II, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment: Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. On-line condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on June 27, 2013