Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Elton Eugene Smith

Elton Eugene Smith, age 70, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Fox Run Assisted Living in Findlay.

Elton was born March 21, 1946 in Shelby, the son of the late George and Helen (Rigg) Smith. He was a 1966 graduate of Shelby High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Elton was a former employee of Shelby Autocall and retired from Union Carbide in Fostoria. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, shooting guns, and in the past, building model airplanes.

Elton is survived by 2 brothers: Philip R. (Jannie) Smith of Shelby and Joseph T. (Leony) Smith of Willard; an uncle: George R. Rigg of Shelby; an aunt: Joann Rigg of Shelby; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Georgia Ann Wagner.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 1-2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM. Pastor Rus Yoak will officiate and burial will follow in Little London Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

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  1. Ron l Reinhard jr says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. He taught me how to operate the presses at the Carbon. He was a good guy.

  2. Diana Rigg says:

    I am sorry to hear of Elton’s passing. My condolences to all the cousins, nephews and nieces. Phil and Joe, take good care of yourselves and your families. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts on Saturday. I’m glad to know he’ll rest near his mom and our grandmother. Diana Rigg

  3. Herb and Marilyn Shade says:

    You have our sincere sympathy in the loss of Elton Eugene Smith! Love to you and all of your family John and Deena!

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