Mr. Earl V. Smith departed this life March 7, 2021. Earl was born October 3, 1958 in Youngstown, a son of Benjamin Jr. and Gloria Patmon Smith. He was a graduate of The Rayen High School. He loved cooking, walking, training dogs and being with his family. He was also an accomplished drummer. He leaves to mourn his passing, four children, Christina John of Hampton, GA., Blake Carter of Madison, GA., Alexis Smith of Atlanta, GA. and Candiss Miller of Jonesboro, GA.; his companion Verdell Dolly Brown; his siblings, Brenda Smith Douglas of Youngstown, Phillip Smith of Maryville, IN. and Amber Smith of Youngstown; 16 grandchildren; two Aunts, Charlene Patmon and Pastor Sylvia Jennings of Youngstown and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and Grandparents Pauline Patmon and Benjamin Sr. and Vera Smith. Viewing will be Friday March 19, 2021 10:00-11:00am at New Beginnings Outreach Ministries, 2007 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44511. Due to the pandemic guests are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Services will follow at 11:00am. Arrangements were entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.
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