Clifford Ryan Smith Obituary 2024

## In Loving Memory of Clifford Ryan Smith

Birth and Early Life

* Born and raised in Chardon, Ohio on October 30, 1954.
* Lifelong resident of the Lake Aquilla, Geauga, and Lake County areas.

Military Service

* Proudly served his country in the United States Army.


* Beloved husband of Debbie (Sulecki) Smith.
* Loving father of Vanessa and Tiffany (Jim Whitely).
* Devoted grandfather of Tiegen and Riley.
* Cherished siblings: Oscar Smith III, David Smith, Bob Smith, and Diana Smith.

Character and Faith

* Man of passion and honor.
* Dedicated Christian with an abiding faith.
* Avid outdoorsman, finding solace in nature and God’s creation.

Professional Life

* Loyal employee of Universal Metal Products, Inc. of Wickliffe for 45 years.
* Formed deep connections with his coworkers.

Passions and Hobbies

* Hunting enthusiast, sharing his passion with his children.
* OSU and Browns fan, attending games with his family.
* Stargazer, contemplating the mysteries of the universe.
* Host of legendary annual Smith Thanksgiving Day gatherings.


* Preceded in passing by his parents, Oscar Wayne Smith II and Demetrea Smith.
* Survived by a loving extended family and countless friends.
* Remembered for his unwavering love, warmth, and sense of adventure.
* May his eternal life be filled with joy and peace.