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Frank W. Smith

April 21, 1942 — June 6, 2018

Frank W. Smith, 74, fell asleep in the Lord at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Maureen; daughters, Tracy (Rick) Zerbe and their sons Joshua and Travis; and Amy (Joseph) and their children Luke, Rachel, Abigail, Anna, Mark and Rebecca. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Frank lived most of his life in the Akron, Ohio area. He enlisted in the Army when he was 18 years of age and served his country proudly. He went on to become a Firefighter for the city of Akron for the next 25 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. He also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for several years. Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia to be near their dear sister and brother-in-law Joanne and Donald Lowers. It was there they enjoyed the beautiful scenery and created a wonderful vacation destination for their children and grandchildren. Frank was a “man’s man.” His courage and bravery were only exceeded by his kind and gentle heart. He was always there to lend a hand and his humor and charm made him a favorite with kids, especially his own grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him. The family has already had a private memorial service and cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made in his name to Kindred Hospice, 1318 Plantation Road NE, Roanoke, VA 24012. (540) 759-7677. Arrangements by Conner Bowman Funeral Home, 62 Virginia Market Place Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (540) 334-5151
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