Carl Nathan Smith, 87, of Barnesville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic, following a valiant battle with leukemia.
Carl was born Oct. 12, 1930, on the family farm in Adena, son of Albert and Elizabeth Smith. He was a 1948 graduate of Olney Friends School in Barnesville, a Quaker by faith and a longtime member of Stillwater Friends Meeting.
Carl was a man of many talents – most often used to help others! He was a farmer by trade in his early years, followed by Maintenance Director at Olney Friends School where the students were often subjected to his unique but gentle sense of humor! He finished his working years at Livezy True Value Hardware where he enjoyed his interactions with customers.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Branson (Joyce) Smith and sisters Margaret (Leon) Harmon and Mabel (Leonard) Gourley; his son-in-law Neal Newlin; and his granddaughter Jessica Caroline Newlin. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife and soulmate of 66 years Dorothy (Starbuck) Smith; his children Sharon Newlin of Stockton, Calif., Barb (Dave) Warrington of Hudson, and Gary (Tracy) Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C. Grandchildren Brian Newlin, Zach (Courtney) Newlin, Chris (Meredith) Warrington, Susan Warrington, Brittany (DJ) West, and Bradley Smith all cherished their grandpa. Great-grandchildren Jessie and Ellie Newlin and Peter and Kaylee Warrington brought a twinkle to Carl’s eye. Also feeling the loss of Carl is his brother Albert Smith of Stow, and sister Kay Smith of Marcola, Ore.
Visitation will be Friday, July 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville.
A memorial service to honor Carl’s life and his love of serving family and community will be held Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at Stillwater Friends Meeting House, 61826 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville.
Memorial donations may be made in Carl’s honor to Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, OH 43713.