Mr. Clois “Smitty” Smith, age 75, passed away on October 20, 2021. Clois was born in Elberton, Georgia to Will Tom Smith and Elizabeth Richard on June 27, 1946. Clois married Vernita Smith on September 14, 1968, in Cincinnati, Ohio. To this union was born one child, Alissa.
He was preceded in death by Will Tom Smith (Father), Elizabeth Richard (Mother), brothers, Herman and Hosea; and sister, Betty.
A man of faith, Clois accepted Christ after being baptized at Sacred Heart Church in 1985. Clois was grateful for each moment, each step, each breath. He was an avid walker (sometimes walking 6 miles a day), enjoyed spending time with his Tri-County “coffee clutch” friends,
grilling, and gardening.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of over 53 years, Vernita Smith; daughter, Alissa (Gary) Tate; six grandchildren, Ameer Smith, Truth, Caleb, Canaan, Legend, and Brave Tate; Gwendolyn Smith (sister-in-law) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Public Viewing will be held Saturday, October 30, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Thompson Hall & Jordan Funeral Home 11400 Winton Road, Forest Park, Ohio 45240. Funeral service will follow beginning at 11:00 AM.
Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery, 11200 Princeton Pike Cincinnati, Ohio 45246.