Craig B. Smith

Born: 02/05/1943 Passed:

Craig B. Smith 77 went home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 8, 2020.   Born on February 5, 1943 in Akron, Ohio, Craig lived in the Canton/Akron area for most of his life.  He loved his family dearly, was selfless always, and will be deeply missed.  His unwavering faith in Christ led his life and is what made him who he was.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice; two daughters, Kristi (Matt) Bradley and Tamera (Michael) Mays; his grandchildren, Jordyn (Scott) Sanders, Jacob Bradley, Benjamin and Noah Mays; three great grandchildren; his siblings, in-laws, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

We are incredibly sad that he is no longer here on earth with us, but the blessing of knowing without a doubt that he is in heaven now makes it also a happy occasion beneath the grief.  He is there waiting for the rest of us, no more pain, no more sadness.  Just joy and worshipping his Savior! A Private service will be held for the family, at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in his name to the Aultman Compassionate Care Center.


12 Tributes to Craig B. Smith

  1. Rosa, Brad, Adriana and Selena says:

    Uncle Craig you will be missed beyond words! We didn’t see each other often, but your warm embrace each time I saw you will be missed more than you know. I love you and although I am sad that we have lost an angle on earth I am glad you are no longer in pain and that you are now face to face with our maker, our Lord and Savior! Love you! RIP!!! Rosa

    • Jennifer Mettler says:

      Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our prayer is that our Father in Heaven wraps his loving arms around your family & gives you great comfort & peace. While I never met Craig, I know he was a dear man of God as he raised lovely daughters Tami & Kristi. His godly servant heart lives on through his family. God bless you all & keep you during this time of mourning yet joy as you know he is at rest with His Savior. Love, The Mettler Family

  2. Judy Nix says:

    This was a dear man who will be greatly missed at our family reunions. He loved coming to Alabama to visit with us, at Joe Wheeler State park, and he was so much fun to be around.

  3. Sue Kimbrough Jones says:

    Such a dear, sweet man. We will miss him until we see him again.

    • Don Prince says:

      He was a good man, father, husband and grandfather. He will surely be missed by all that knew him.

    • Julie Geltz says:

      I’ll always remember Craig as a young man with little kids. My son called him Tractor Joe. Cuz he always drove his tractor down in the dark to see Joe Adkins. Thanks for the memories, Craig. God Speed.

  4. Rob and Gina Purdy says:

    I feel blessed to have know Craig. He for sure was a very kind man. Thinking of you all,

  5. Bob and Jo Ann Evick says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Jan and Craig’s entire family and friends. Bob and I first met him at our family reunion years ago and it was easy to see immediately that he was a kind and loving man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  6. Lori Basso says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that my family is praying for all of you! Love you all!

  7. Jennifer Huber says:

    Be it a
    Husband, Father, Brother or Uncle….he was one of the best! He was honest, caring and always gave a hug that was filled with love.
    He was one of the men I looked up to and played a major role in my upbringing. I will always cherish my childhood memories spent on Elaine Dr.❤
    R.I.P., Uncle Craig.
    Love you, Jenny

  8. Jim & Patty Mochoskay says:

    Jan and family,
    We remember Craig from many years at Rivertree Christian Church and our ABF classes. Our prayers go out for comfort and strength in the days ahead. “Absent from the body; present with the Lord.”

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