Alvin Charles Smith

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ALVIN SMITH “BIG AL”- Alvin Smith, 70, died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on August 12th, 2020 surrounded by family in Columbus, OH. He was born on April 6th, 1950, in Calhoun County, Alabama, the son of Al Charles Smith & Bessie Mae (Allen) Smith.

Alvin was a lifelong resident of Ohio, graduating from Lakeview High School; class of 1968. He was a talented athlete starring in track, baseball, and football. After high school he was employed by Republic Steel & Copper Weld where he worked for many years. He enjoyed fishing, dancing to the blues, baseball, and playing cards with his friends and family.

Alvin is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children who will forever cherish his life, Dione Kelly of Maryland, Alvin Crenshaw of Warren, OH, Shenetta Crenshaw of Columbus, OH, Kevin Crenshaw of Columbus, OH, Mesha Smith of Virginia, Marlena Kimple of Girard, OH, Tatiana Smith of Girard, OH, Tameka (Dan) Watkins of Girard OH, and Landon (Jamie) Smith of New Castle, PA. Devoted sisters, Patricia
(Ray) Mallory of Columbus, OH and LaZetta (Reggie) Holden of Los Angeles, California, 20 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

PRIVATE Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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  1. Jacquelyn D Williams

    You will be missed. I still remember our mayonnaise sandwiches.

  2. Alvin, my only and dearest brother…
    My memories are what I have left,
    and a lesson in love I will not forget.
    The time has come when time is no more
    and all that’s left was once before.
    The memories so dear and true,
    those memories of me and you.
    All the times when your heart shined through
    are the greatest memories I have of you.
    I will always remember you, brother of mine.
    In my heart I will keep you, so I will be fine.
    It might be hard, I cannot lie.
    But in my heart you will be,
    moving forward, you with me.
    Forever loved and cherished.

  3. Katherine Hearn-Redon

    My the a peace of God cover you and yours. My condolences

  4. Danny Dottie Harris

    May the grace of God be with you and family.
    Our prayers of sympathy and condolences goes out to one and all.
    May you all find strength and comfort with Jesus Christ our lord and savor.

  5. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts. Thinking of you all.

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