Delbert Roy “Dell” Smith III, 68, of West Jefferson, passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2021. A music and vinyl enthusiast, with a great love of songwriting, Dell could talk for hours about the songs and artists that shaped him over the years. He had an unrelenting sense of humor and would take any opportunity he could to crack a joke, paired with a laugh that could fill a room. A devoted Ohio State fan, if he couldn’t watch the Buckeyes on TV, he’d always be sure to catch them on the radio.
Preceded in death by parents Delbert “Red” Smith, Jr. and Kathryn Smith. He leaves behind two children, Dylan and Hannah Smith, ex-wife Andie Dunbar-Smith and her sister, Les Dunbar. Siblings, Karyn Marks (Donnie), and Dane Smith. Grandchildren, Hayes, Knox, and Theo Smith. Nieces and Nephews, Matt Kaderly (Michelle), Molly Kaderly, Meghan Marks Swonger (Neil), Derrick Mirmohamed (Cassidy), Dustyn Smith (Emily), Dane Smith (Andrea), Jeremy Dunbar (Taryn), and Luke Dunbar, as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Aunts Joanne Burtner and Janet Fletcher; Cousins Danny (Cindy), Mike (Sherry), Mark (Lynn), and Rich Laemmle, Vicky Rockhold (Pat), Mary Shaub, Ann Stewart, Barbara Robinson (Richard), Laurie Manning (John), Roger (Nancy) and Steve (Nita) Smith, Linda Tiberi (Fred), Kep, Scott (Michelle), and Eric Burtner, Jan Gonzales, Janet Haroff, Jack Fletcher, and Jill Chapman (Steve); Good friends Kathleen Vacheresse and Dick Gilmore, lifelong friends Mary Anne and JT Tholen, Sharon Snyder, friends at Repurposefully Yours, and his four-legged companion and best friend, Reese.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Madison County in West Jefferson, OH. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date in early 2022.