WAUSEON -- Paul R. Smith, 70, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Fulton County Health Center. Prior to his retirement he had worked as a supervisor for the former German Village Products in Wauseon for over 35 years. Paul was born in Wauseon on September 29, 1943, the son of Harold and Rosetta (Deters) Smith. On August 21, 1970, he married Elaine Knight, and she survives. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Wauseon VFW Post 7424. He loved sports cars and vintage Whizzer motorcycles. Paul also loved to cook and make chili. He even took first place at the 1st Chili Cookoff in Wauseon.
Surviving besides his wife, Elaine, are three sons, Shawn (Darlene) Smith of Delta, Chad (Brenda) Smith of Wauseon and Bob (Lynn) Smith of Wauseon; three grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Ashley Smith and Zebadiah Smith; two great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Aubree Eicher. Also surviving are his siblings, Sue (Lee) Kerns of Clayton, Michigan, David (Donna) Smith of Wauseon, Cathy Smith of Montpelier and Eric Smith of Swanton. He is also survived by his dog, Zena.
Visitation for Paul will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, where the funeral service will immediately follow at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.