SMITHVILLE — David H. Smucker, age 84, of Smithville, entered his heavenly rest on Monday, May 30, 2022, at Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster, following a period of declining health.
David was born on February 21, 1938, in Smithville, to the late John “Mervin” and Icie (Wenger) Smucker, and graduated from Smithville High School in 1956 and attended Goshen College. He married Geneva June Steiner on July 9, 1960, in Smithville and she survives. In the early 60’s, David participated in alternative service, working with at-risk youth in the Adriel School, West Liberty , OH.
He worked as a mechanic and Parts Manager in the Fleet Maintanence Department at Smith Dairy for 26 years, retiring in 2004.
David was an active member of Smithville Mennonite Church were he served as an Elder and was very involved with the youth program. He loved restoring Volkswagen Beetles and was known by many as “The Bug Man”. He will also be remembered for his love of singing in organized groups as well as singing for his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Geneva, he is survived by three children, Lynette (Gary) Neuenschwander of Wooster, David A. (Mary) Smucker of West Chester, PA, and Karla (Wynn) Roth of Archbold; 10 grandchildren, Chris Rutt, Tony Neuenschwander, Brandon Rutt, Renee Hanna, Rissa Bahler, Duncan Smucker, Spencer Smucker, Madalyn Wold, Emily Waltz, and Natalie Roth; 11 great grandchildren; three siblings, Stanley (Marlene) Smucker of Newton, KS, Ralph (Lila) Smucker of Smithville, and Emma (Ron Piper) Stutzman of Harrisonburg, VA; sister-in-law, Donna Smucker of Goshen, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Robert Smucker.
Friends may call on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Smithville Mennonite Church, 6097 Akron Road, Smithville, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
Services will follow at 3:00 pm on Saturday, at Smithville Mennonite Church, with David’s brother, Pastor Stan Smucker, officiating and will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/
aublefuneralhome. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, www.parkinson.org or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691, www.lifecarehospice.org.
The family would like to thank the staff from Smithville Western Care Center and Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their compassionate and loving care for David for these last three years.
Auble Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.