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Gary H. Smith

Gary H. Smith, age 58, of Nashport, Ohio, died Thursday, October 6, 2022, at his home. He was born May 24, 1964, in Marietta, son of Gerald H. Smith of Macksburg and the late Judith A. Knight Smith. Gary attended Caldwell High School and was employed as a rig superintendent for Kilbarger Drilling in Logan. He enjoyed camping, tinkering in his garage, and watching old westerns. He was devoted to his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Yvonne G. Hesson Smith, whom he married July 7, 1984; two sons, Christofer T. (Stephanie) Smith of Athens and Brent M. (Beth) Smith of Reynoldsburg; five grandchildren, Solomon Smith, Adelaide Smith, Gabriel Smith, Ivory Smith, and Boaz Smith; his siblings, James (Sue) Basham of Caldwell, Jody Basham of Macksburg, and Gerald (Myra) Smith of Lower Salem; a special aunt, Ruth Gildow; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call Monday, October 10, 2022, from 4-8 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Tuesday, October 11 at 11 a.m. with Ken Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Lund Cemetery in Macksburg. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity one’s choice. An online guestbook may be signed at

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