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Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

119 East Main Street, Fairborn, OH

OBITUARY

Forrest Edward Smith

July 9, 1944May 18, 2019
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SMITH, Forrest Edward, age 74 of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Kyong Cha Smith; and parents, Frances V. (Sullivan) and Forrest G. Smith. Ed is survived by his daughter, Maria (Scott) Omietanski; granddaughter, Kimberly Omietanski; brothers, Raymond (Annette), Walter, William (Kathleen), Mark (Sharon), and Douglas; sisters, Helen (David) Condon, and Margaret; nephew, Byoung Choi (Pyeol); great-niece, Sara Patton (currently serving in San Diego with the USMC); great-nephew, Sung Choi of Atlanta, GA, and numerous close friends and church friends. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962 and retired as a Lt. Col. in 2000. He was an active member in the Dayton Korean Baptist Church and was involved with Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He volunteered at the USO, USAF Museum, and House of Bread. Ed was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His family will receive friends Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Dayton Korean Baptist Church, 5051 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH 45440. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:30 AM at the church with Pastor John Shon officiating. Burial to follow in Bellbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to the USO. Condolences may be expressed at www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.

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Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Graveside with Military Honors Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Barbara Tate

May 23, 2019

Oh Ed you are so missed in the neighborhood. I will miss our walks with the dogs. Rest In Peace my friend and give Kyong a hug from me.

caryn coyle

May 23, 2019

Rest In Peace, Uncle Ed! I will always remember how exciting it was when you and Auntie visited at Nana's house, especially when you brought us an extra cousin to play with. I am glad you got to meet all of my children. They all enjoyed your company, especially Drayton, who appreciated the special attention you gave him. My husband, Ed, also loved talking military with you. You were a calm, kind presence in the family and we will miss you dearly.

GARY Geilenfeldt

May 22, 2019

Way to many memories to list. How do you say goodbye to such a good friend. You don't as it is not good bye and we will we be together in Heaven and we will give praise and thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Of course I can't forget the time Eddie gave his cell phone the float test down at the lake in Tenn. I managed to retrieve it out of the water and with some rice and a microwave Eddie was able to get the thing to work again. Then their was the time Eddie let met dive his new truck and since Eddie was not the best at backing up his truck with a trailer attached, he asked me to back it up and now you know how the first dent was made on the back bumper of his truck. And Eddie did not do it. Family and friends will miss you until we meet again.

David Hitch

May 21, 2019

With fond memory.

George Farnell

May 21, 2019

Ed and I worked together for many years. He was a friend, a fishing buddy, and traveling companion to destinations throughout the world. In all my associations with Ed, he was professional in his work life, cordial and kind always, a compassionate, considerate, and loving friend. He will be sorely missed, but leaves a wonderful legacy and example of how one should live. My heart goes out to his family. He loved them beyond measure. Prayers and Blessings,
George Farnell

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