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Lester Smith September 19, 1944 - June 11, 2022


Lester C. Smith
September 19, 1944  –  June 11, 2022

Neidhard Young Funeral Home is assisting the Family

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Loving, caring father; friend, relative, and father figure to many. 

A man with a voice, Lester Charles Smith loved to sing. His singing was preferred (in the shower, though, as he never hit the right notes – thank you Bonnie). 

 Lester sang in many church choirs, with The Village Voices, and loved to karaoke. Tenor was the name of his game.  

Lester was involved in high school plays, football, and played the trumpet with the band (Oak Hills). He belonged to the Thesbians.

He served in the Army National Guard Armor Troop A 1st Squadron 238th Cavalry at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a tank commander 11E40 in the heavy equipment unit. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, Grade E-6, for Troop A 1st Squadron 238th Cavalry. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of Ohio and the Reserve of the Army on July 9, 1969 after six years of service.

In 1971 he married Bonnie Sue Ferriel (Smith).  They lived in Mariemont, Ohio where Lester worked at Procter & Gamble in the Ivorydale plant. Upon retirement, Lester touched many lives at the Courtyard by Marriott and Home Depot.

Lester was involved as a Boy Scout leader for Troop 149 & Cub Pack 1 for many years. He was a kind, compassionate, entertaining man. He loved a good laugh, bikinis, braunschweiger, and never shied at the chance to sport a costume.

Lester was a member of the Mt. Healthy Eagles No. 2193, Gailey Social Club and served as President of the Miamitown Senior Citizens.

He leaves three sons, Brian S, Brent C (Rachel L), and Brad D of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Elizabeth C of Cincinnati, Ohio, two grandsons, Benjamin and Matthew, and two granddaughters, Ellese and Adda; one sister, Charlene Larson of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his ex-wife, Bonnie Sue Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association (https://diabetes.org), American Heart Association (https://www.heart.org), The Village Voices, or to the family.

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