Aug. 28,1945 -- Sept. 12, 2012
NORWALK -- Leon W. Smith, 67, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from injuries sustained in a farming accident.
He was born August 28,1945 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Rudolph F. and Donelda M. (Kehres) Smith and was a lifelong area resident. Leon attended St. Paul Catholic Church and was a 1963 graduate of St. Paul High School.
He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 2005 and was a lifelong area farmer. He was a member of Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2743 , Norwalk American Legion Post #41 and Eagles Aerie #711.
He enjoyed wood working, golf, fishing and traveling. Leon is survived by his wife of 11 years, Janis I. (McDonald) Smith, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his children, Annette M. and Don Schaffer of Monroeville, Ohio, Steven J. and Dianna Smith of Berlin Heights, Ohio, Tamara and Loren Grant of Milan, Ohio, Kevin J. and Missy Smith of Milan, Ohio, Debbie and John Anderson, of Norwalk, Ohio, Sean M. and Jennifer Smith of Columbus, Ohio, and by his step daughters, Vickie L. and Ken Ruppert of Norwalk, Ohio, and Linda M. Glock and Jason Drummond of Gibsonburg, Ohio, 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Rudy and Judy Smith, of Monroeville, Ohio, John and Barbara Smith of Chesapeake, Virginia and Eugene and Rose Smith, of Norwalk, and by his sisters and brothers in law, Norrita and Ron Jaworski, of Norwalk, Ohio, and Patricia and Charles Gies of Norwalk, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother in law, Russell Stower in 1994.
Friends may call on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St. Norwalk, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main St. Norwalk, Ohio. Msg. Kenneth Morman will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroeville, Ohio. Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.