Brevard Memorial Funeral Home

5475 North Us Highway 1, Cocoa, FL


Theodore Richard Smith

January 29, 1952May 7, 2020

Theodore (Ted) Smith ,68, passed peacefully at home in Cocoa Florida May 7th 2020. Ted will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jill. Beloved father to David (Sarah), Chino (Lauran), Tyenna, and Bryan (Jennifer). Dear Papaw to Keano, Erianna, Keelan, Devon, Keala, Mason, Noah, Paisley, Hayden, Callie, Nia, Tylynn and Jaelena. Predeceased by loving parents Erma Smart and Wallace Smith, surviving step- parent George Smart (Kathleen). Ted was born in Deland Florida with surviving brothers Bob Smart (Ohio) and Russell Smith (Florida). He moved to Ohio in the 60’s. Ted had many hobbies, family hunting, fishing, camping, and loved to build things. He started working with wood building muzzleloaders in the 70’s. He is a lifetime member of Columbus Muzzleloading Gun Club. He worked at Timken Company for 17 years and Honda Manufacturing for 20 years in electrical maintenance, raising his family in Richwood, Ohio. After retirement, Ted and his wife moved to Cocoa Florida in 2013. His love for music and woodworking led him to building cigar box guitars. He built over 70 guitars, including custom made guitars for musicians worldwide. Ted built 2 guitars for the National Blues Museum in St. Louis. He belonged to CBG, sharing his passion with other builders. Brevard Memorial Funeral home is preparing Ted for his journey home to Ohio. Due to Covid 19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time, and location. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Health First Hospice or any charity of choice.


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Jeffrey Riegel

May 17, 2020

I met and worked with Ted at The Timken Co. and again worked with him at Honda of America. We both loved to shoot our black powder rifles at Columbus Muzzle Loading Gun Club, which we are both members for quite a while, and deer hunting. He even built a guitar and named it Jessica after my wife who passed away. He will be sadly missed. Until we meet again old friend, God bless you and all your family.

Sarrah Ohara

May 16, 2020

Dear , uncle Ted I didn't see you very much but when I did you we had so much fun. My daughter and son absolutely loved seeing you I wish we would've had more time together we love you.

Brad Bricker

May 12, 2020

Dear Ted......

Sorry that I never got the chance to say goodbye to a great human. Someone that always had a smile on his face and would never say anything bad about anyone. I had the pleasure of working with Ted at Honda for many years. My condolences to Jill and the rest of his family. Ted, I hope that our paths cross somehow down the road in the future. Keep smiling my friend. You will be truly missed by many.....

Brian Revels

May 12, 2020

I met Ted thru online groups on Facebook, linked to what seemed to be one of his favorite past times... building stringed instruments. Ted was always willing to go out of his way to help anyone and an all-around good guy. I hate I wasn't able to meet him in person, but am glad to have known him for the time that I did.

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