Sheldon Smith


Sheldon Jay Smith was born to Joseph and Edith Smith on July 31, 1946.

Sheldon graduated in 1966 from Hopedale High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduation as a stock -control clerk (clerical). He was awarded National Defense Medal. Sheldon was later employed and retired from Columbus College of Art and Design as Building Manager.

Sheldon was married to Betty Smith who preceded him in death.

Sheldon is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edith Smith; brother, Charles Smith; and sister, Sandy Young.

Sheldon is survived by his son, Sheldon Jay Purdy Sr.; grandsons, Sheldon J. Purdy II and Dion R. Purdy; great grandchildren, Tali, Zayvion and Cayden Purdy; brothers, Glen Smith, Conrad Smith, Randy Smith, and Gaylord Smith; sisters, Valjean Peterson and Sharon Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sheldon will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Thursday, May 6, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Geraldine Creamer Moyer

    So so sorry to learn of your brother’s passing. Sending love and Condolences my friend to you and the family. God knows all and sees all He’ll bring you and the family in his arms. Love you my friend

  2. Paul and Cindy Corder

    Our deepest sympathy to family. Will always be remembered by all of us at Wayne H S.

  3. George LaCrooss

    So sorry to hear of your loss Sheldon was a school friend prayers for the family I know he will be misssed.

  4. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts. Truly sorry for your loss.

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