Dale E. Smetzer, age 94, of Wooster, passed away, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Danbury Senior Living in Wooster following a short illness.
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He was born on November 18, 1924 in Clinton Twp. (Wayne County), Ohio to Francis S. and Margaret (Hanna) Smetzer and has been a life long resident of the area.
He married Carolyn Todd on March 4, 1945 in Wayne County. She survives.
He was Owner/Operator of Smetzer Service in Wooster for over 35 years. He then worked for Ken Miller Supply where he retired from after 10 years of service.
Dale was a member of Shreve United Methodist Church; served as Wooster Twp. Trustee for 24 years and was past President of Triway Booster Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Terry C. (Julia) Smetzer of Upper Arlington, Ohio and Gary D. (Shirley) Smetzer of Pataskala, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Renee (Neil) Britton of Pataskala, Ohio, Alex Smetzer of Columbus, Ohio, Adam (Stacey) Smetzer of Grove City, Ohio, Sarah (Todd) Fox of San Francisco, CA. and Derek Smetzer of Orrville, Ohio; 3 great-grandchildren, Aubrey Smetzer, Carson and Logan Britton; a brother, Richard (Donna) Smetzer of Wooster and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Larry R. Smetzer; a sister and 4 brothers.
Services will be Monday, 2:00 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Dr. in Wooster with Pastor Dennis Rinehart officiating. There will be a private interment at Wooster Cemetery following services at the convenience of the family.
Visitation will be one hour ( 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either: LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or Wooster Twp. Fire & Rescue Association, 1917 Millersburg Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
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