Michael Andrew Smith

Michael Andrew Smith

SHELBY: Michael Andrew Smith, age 22, of Shelby, died unexpectedly, January 17, 2013 at his home. He was born February 26, 1990 in Mansfield the son of Darrell Andrew and Kathryn Jane (Crose) Smith, and they survive.

Also surviving are his 2 daughters: Mahleah Smith and Audrey Smith, and their mother, Charity Griffith; a sister: Rachel Artrip of Shelby; 3 brothers: his twin - Matt Smith of Mansfield, George Artrip of Mansfield, and Derrick Gerhart of Cincinnati; 3 nephews and 4 nieces; a special friend: Malcolm Brooks; Maternal grandparents: Donald Crose of Mansfield and Anna Crose of Shelby; Paternal grandparent: Linda Wallace of Mansfield; 3 uncles, 2 aunts and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Walter Smith and Donna Thompson; and maternal great grandparents: Walter and Nellie Crose.

Michael was a 2005 graduate of Pen Foster University in Scranton, PA. Always up for a good game of basketball, Michael also enjoyed fishing and golfing, the Cleveland Browns and Nascar.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to Turner Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

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Published in the News Journal on Jan. 20, 2013