COLUMBUS GROVE — Gary L. Smith, 54, died at 5:48 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at O.S. U. Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born May 18, 1959, in Lima, to Norman L. and Gwendoline M. (Cox) Smith. His father preceded him in death, November 30, 2009 and his mother survives in Pandora.
On May 31, 2002, Gary married Tammy Trzecinski, who survives in Columbus Grove.
Gary is survived by his children: Taylor Smith of Columbus Grove, Jacob Kuhlman of Findlay and Brittney Kuhlman of Toledo; his brother, David (Judie) Smith of Pandora and his sister, Lesley (Ron) Peck of Kalida.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Pandora Gilboa High School, class of 1977. He had worked for the Putnam County Sheriff Department, where he was a Sargent. Gary enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles, and loved his pets.
Services will he at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove with Pastor Rich Rakay officiating. Burial will follow in Truro West Cemetery, with Putnam County Honor Guard service.
Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00p.m. Monday April 21, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Donor's Choice.
Condolences can be made at www.hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.