Byron D. Smith, better known by his friends and family as “Smitty” or “Barney” passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in the Amberwood Manor at New Philadelphia.
He was born in Coshocton on February 12, 1942, to the late Leslie D. Smith and Naomi Sieber Smith. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Lois Ann Smith; brother in law, Rick McIntyre, and an infant brother.
Byron was a 1961 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, and proudly served his country with the United States Air Force. Following his discharge, he spent most of his career as a Lab Technician with Arizona Chemical for over 36 years. His dedication and hard work earned him the respect and admiration of all those who worked alongside him. Byron was truly one of a kind, anyone that knew him, loved him. He was known for his great sense of humor, infectious smile and being able to make people laugh with a witty joke. Byron enjoyed playing golf, bowling and billiards, having been on several leagues over the years. But most importantly, he loved being with his family, it was the most important aspect of his life, especially watching his grandson play basketball or going out to eat, being with his family was the center of his world.
Byron is survived by his daughters, Pleshette (Jeff) Haney and Hieka Watson both of New Philadelphia; along with his grandchildren Joshua Haney and Skyler Watson; sister, Cheryl McIntyre of Virginia, and his grand-puppies, Fletcher, Beretta and Mia.
Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover. There are no services or calling hours.
The family would like to thank the staff at Amberwood Manor for their compassionate care shown towards Byron, you looked after him as if he were your own family….thank you.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Amberwood Manor Resident Fund at 245 South Broadway, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to the Salvation Army at 809 Emmet Ave. NW, New Philadelphia.