Age 73, of Hamilton, passed away on August 5, 2013 at the Butler County Care Facility. He was born in Hamilton on May 20, 1940, the son of the late James Smith and Evelyn (Rhodus) West. Gary had retired from the Fairfield YMCA, was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and attended Faith Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Kelli Condon, Lisa Hyde, Rick Smith, Jeff Smith, Tina Bokoyni and Gina McCarty and several great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Thomas J. and James D. Smith. Funeral ceremony will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday August 8, 2013 at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, with Pastor Jacob Flannery officiating. Visitation will be held prior to services from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the funeral home.