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Shawn Smith

April 23, 1960 — December 17, 2020

Shawn Smith, age 60, passed away at home on December 17, 2020.

He was born on April 23, 1960 in Tampa, FL to Franklin D. Smith and Anna Ruth (Givens) Smith.

Shawn graduated from Alliance High School in 1978. After graduation he began working for the Henschen Motor Company before becoming the Autobody Instructor at Alliance High School where he instilled a strong work ethic in his students. Shawn enjoyed restoring cars, especially his 1972 Triumph TR6. He also enjoyed bicycling and spending time with family and friends. Shawn was a member of the Damascus Friends Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sharon (Vasbinder) Smith, whom he married on October 2, 1982; his sons, Nate (Emily) Smith and Keith Smith; his sisters, Tanny Chavez, Becky (Kenny) Avery; his brother, Shane (Tanya) Smith; sister-in-law, Debbie Downing; and brother-in-law Chris (Sherri) Vasbinder.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at Cassaday- Turkle-Christian on Monday, December 21st from 6-8 p.m. A private family service will be held. Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr. Suite E, Uniontown, Ohio 44685 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 332 N. Lauderdale St, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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