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Stephen C. "Steve" Smith

September 20, 1944 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Stephen Smith Obituary

Stephen C. “Steve” Smith, 79, of Tiffin, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at The Willows in Tiffin.

He was born on September 20, 1944, in Fremont, Ohio, to Webb and Lois Jean (Russell) Smith.  On October 09, 1965, he married Susan K. “Susie” Runion.

Survivors include his wife, Susie Smith of Tiffin; son, Jeff (Amanda) Smith of Tiffin; daughter, Christy (Randy) Wiser of Tiffin; sister, Susan K. Ringle of Indiana; four grandchildren, Abigail (Kory) Young, Olivia (Grant) Hammond, Mitchell Smith and Jacob Smith; and three great grandchildren, Nyla Young, Brexley Young and Maxwell “Wells” Hammond.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Steve graduated in 1962 from Tiffin Columbian High School and later received a Bachelor’s degree from Tiffin University.  He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1962 to 1966.  Steve started his career off working in sales at Tiffin Enterprise and later became part owner.  After 25 years, he moved on to a sales position at Pilliod Furniture in Swanton and then as plant manager at their branch in Meridian Mississippi.  His family then moved to Indiana where he worked at Avery Corporation.  Steve and family missed Tiffin so they returned back home and he worked for NeoWood Products. Upon the closing of NeoWood Products, Steve accepted a sales position with Sauder Furniture.  In 2008, he retired from Sauder Furniture in Archbold.  After retiring, he worked at SoySolv.

Steve and his wife belonged to many car clubs including The Midwest Gas & Brass Auto Club, The Vintage Motor Car Club of America, and Model T Club.  When the weather cooperated, Steve could be found with his family on an antique car tour and in colder months, he would take an ocean cruise with his family.  Steve also enjoyed the Hershey Flea Market and Car Show with many family members and friends over the years.  Steve loved his dog, Zoe and loved spending time with his family.  You could always find him in his garage tinkering with the cars and polishing brass.

Per Steve’s request, there will not be any funeral services.

The family is very thankful to the staff at the Willows who have become friends and family over the past two years.

There will be a Steve Smith Memorial Car Show at the Willows from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M. on June 22, 2024.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or to The Willows in Tiffin Enrichment Program.

Brass never tarnishes in heaven!


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