David Gladden Smith

Born: 02/24/1947 Passed:

David Gladden Smith was born February 24, 1947 and passed away October 24, 2019. David was born to Madeline and Mannie Smith in Shreveport, Louisiana. He served in the US Air Force for 4 years with a tour of duty in Vietnam. David was retired from Windstream Communications with 43 years of dedicated service. He has been a faithful volunteer at the Riverside YMCA in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and his church, Grace Fellowship in Canton, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his son, Raymond Paul.

David is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Vicki Smith; sisters, Rita Houser (Jerry) and Carlene Wright (Kevin); brother, Joseph Faires (Kelly); stepdaughter, Melissa Hamp (William); grandsons, Jacob and Nathan Hamp and many nieces and nephews.

A service Celebrating David’s life will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 beginning at 10 am at Grace Fellowship, 6282 Nave St. SW Canton, Ohio 44706.


3 Tributes to David Gladden Smith

  1. Ron and Kathy says:

    David was a good friend. He was always willing to help whenever needed. He would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. We’re going to miss our weekly Saturday morning breakfasts with him and Vicki which we’ve enjoyed for the past 15 years or so. We’ll also miss his smile and all his hugs. David, we already miss you terribly

    • Andrea Shearer says:

      His greeting “Hey! Andrew!” will sound in my ears forever. Strong. Down to earth. Plain spoken. A really, really good guy. One of the best, really. My heart aches. Watch out, angels!!

      • Dan and Linda Dirrig says:

        October 30, 2019.
        The world was black or white thru the eyes of our dear friend David and he cud have cared less if you didn’t agree! He was his own man. If you were one of the lucky ones to have him in your life you were greeted with a HUGE hug at every encounter! Each trip in the camper was a new adventure and most good deeds went without fanfare.
        He lived life on his own terms and with a blink of an eye he was the first to volunteer his help. Heaven got a live one when David made his entrance! God and Vicki were his first loves. He left a hole in the hearts who loved him most David you were taken too soon We were not finished with your spontaneous personality. Until we meet again know you were loved!

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