Brad Smith

June 27, 1974 - May 24, 2018
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Brad Allan Smith, 43, of Dover, a man of great faith in God, joined his mother, Peggy Smith McCullough, in Heaven on May 24, 2018.

Brad was born in Salem, Ohio on June 27, 1974 and was a graduate of Carrollton High School.

Smith is a veteran who served in Iraq where he was part of the First Brigade after 9/11. He…

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Brad Allan Smith, 43, of Dover, a man of great faith in God, joined his mother, Peggy Smith McCullough, in Heaven on May 24, 2018.

Brad was born in Salem, Ohio on June 27, 1974 and was a graduate of Carrollton High School.

Smith is a veteran who served in Iraq where he was part of the First Brigade after 9/11. He earned several medals, including the Combat Action Badge. Brad served honorably in the US Army from 1998 to 2003. He was a hero and a protector to many people his children will never know. As a Team Leader in the Army Military Police Corps (MP), Brad helped to train local defenders of their own lands, and protected cities of innocent civilians abroad.

He was wounded in the line of duty and received other commendations for his dedication and bravery. Friends and family will attest that the discipline and patriotism Brad learned in the Army never left him. Following his active service, he worked as a Patient Advocate at the US Department of Veterans Affairs from 2004-2013 and studied Criminal Justice at Kent State University.

Brad was known for his sense of humor and kindness. Even when he was troubled with his own pain, he had the heart to reach out to friends and others with uplifting acts and messages; and took great pride in the outreach work he did with children.

Brad is survived by his beloved sons, Pierce and Grant, who meant more to him than anything in life and for whom he beamed with pride. He would be grateful to know that they will be raised by their mother and step-father, Amy and Dave Halter, for whom he had great respect. Completing the family are his younger sister, Misty (David Borg) Smith whom he helped his mother to raise; his nieces, Gracie and Madalyn Borg; his grandfather, Donzil Smith; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his mother, Brad was preceded in death by his grandmother, Madeline Smith.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where Pastor Floyd Stanfill will lead a service celebrating Brad’s life in the funeral home’s chapel at 7 PM. Burial will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:45 PM.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

Time: 12:45 pm

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

Address:

10175 Rawiga Road
Seville , OH 44273

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Born: June 27, 1974
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Missy l Everett posted on 6/3/18

Didn't know u and your family but thank you for serving our country and my heartfelt condolences ho out to the family and sons that will be sadly left here on this wicked earth country may God confort you all in your time of loss

 

Anita Blocker posted on 6/2/18

I didn't know you but thank you for your service

 

Diana Goudy posted on 5/31/18

I had the pleasure of meeting him one Sunday at Tabor Ridge Church. He seemed to be a very kind person and I enjoyed listening to him speak. May God's peace and strength be with his family. God bless.

 

D.A.M. posted on 5/30/18

R.I.P.

 

carrie hampton posted on 5/30/18

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Brad in Canton and he was always willing to do whatever was necessary to assist the veterans. He was also so proud of his children. God bless

 

Jill Rambaud posted on 5/30/18

My deepest condolences go out to Brads Son's and his Family...Brad always took time out to listen and lift you up..My Family Thanks Brad for his service and his dedication to his passions..RIP Brad..you will be missed ??

 

Debbie cannady posted on 5/30/18

Prayers and all the love

 

Debbie cannady posted on 5/30/18

My heart goes out to y'all sending all the love and prayers Debbie

 

Michelle Ferrone posted on 5/29/18

My deepest condolences goes out to your family. I have heard wonderful things about Brad. May your family find peace in his. God Bless you all through this difficult time, and his children.

 

Dee Habash posted on 5/29/18

Even though I did t know you I would like to thank you for your service and may you rest in peace and your family find comfort..i live in .CA. but have family all.over Ohio and Carroll co...and my family did alot of service life Army and Air Force.. May you rest in peace?

 

Bobbi Stidham posted on 5/29/18

My thoughts and prayers to Brad's family.

 

Chris Rufener posted on 5/29/18

Brad - my friend and brother in arms, you will be greatly missed. Your kind heart and joking nature had a way to brighten peoples days and even lives. I am going to miss our chats, and who is going to post the crazy jokes and pictures that would make me smile on almost a daily basis. Even in your darkest hours when you spoke to someone is was about making their day better. To your family I offer my deepest sympathy and pray that God helps them to find some peace in this troubled time. But to Grant and Pierce, I would like you know what a great man your father was. He would always speak so highly of both of you to me. You were the greatest thing he ever accomplished, those were his own words. I hope you will always know the love he had for you. I hope that you will grow to be men like him. He was always there help someone or just lend an ear if someone needed to talk. I am so sorry for the loss of him in your life, may you always know that he will forever be with you.

 

Erin McHale Cruz posted on 5/29/18

Rest in Heaven, Brad. I will always remember you as a dear friend and protector of me and your cousin Wendi when we were younger.

 

Kelly Burwell posted on 5/29/18

Rest In Heaven Brad! Thank you for all you did! An enemy you did not know. You would give the shirt off your back to a total stranger. Not many, if any had as big of a heart as you! I’m so sorry to The Smith family and all that were so close. I will hold my memories of you very near and dear Sir!!

 

Brandon Bollinger posted on 5/29/18

Can’t say that I have many memories but I did know brad and misty. My mom was very good friends with Peggy. I’m so sorry for you Loss. If there’s anything I can do to help I’m here for all Of you. Take care.

 

Mickel Camp posted on 5/29/18

I dont know you but thanks for protecting us American citzens

 

Cynthia Yoder posted on 5/29/18

My deepest sympathies to the Smith family.

 

Donna killeen posted on 5/29/18

Brad may you rest in peace with your mother an grandmother. You were truly loved an will be so missed by so many .

 

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