Thomas M. Smith, 82, of Louisville, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. A loving husband, devoted father and proud grandfather, Tom touched the lives of many and will be truly missed.
A native of Dayton, OH, Tom was born on July 14, 1931. He was the son of the late Herbert and Norinne Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Herbert and Jack.
Tom served his country in the United States Navy and was a Korean War veteran. He graduated from the University of Dayton in 1958. He worked as an executive for the Mead Corporation, retiring in 1993 after 35 years of service. A member of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church and formally of the Church of The Incarnation in Centerville, OH.
Tom is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years Marguerite Smith, children Denise Smith (Steven), Stephanie Browne (Timothy) and Jennifer Grimes (J.D) all of Louisville, KY. Grandchildren Lauren Browne, Lindsey Browne, Benjamin Grimes, Caleb Grimes and Zachary Smith. Sisters Norinne Werner of Dayton, OH, Karen Rafferty of Dublin, OH and brother Kevin Smith of Dayton, OH.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Jane Cornett, Angie Etheridge, NP and the entire staff of Jefferson Place in Louisville.
Family and friends may gather for a visitation at 12:45PM and Mass at 1:15PM at The Church of The Incarnation in Centerville, OH. Burial services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, OH.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Church of the Incarnation, 55 Williamsburg Lane, Centerville, OH 45459 or Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 6500 Saint Bernadette Ave., Prospect, KY 40059.
Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village has been entrusted with local arrangements.