He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Deborah Santoro of Bellevue, Ohio, by his son, Paul H. Smith, Jr., by his step sons, Zachary Santoro of Bellevue, Ohio, and Nicholas Santoro of Bellevue, Ohio. Paul is also survived by his siblings, Kurt J. (Linda) Smith of North Fairfield, Ohio, Karlan A. Daniel of Norwalk, Ohio, Mark J. Smith of Norwalk, Ohio, and Scot P. (Kelly) Smith of Norwalk, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his step son, Bradley Santoro, Jr. in 2016. There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held in St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuenralhome.com. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.