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Roger Smith
1967 2024

Roger Smith

October 4, 1967 — January 17, 2024

Roger L. Smith, age 56, was born on October 4,1967 in Dayton, Ohio. He passed away on January 17, 2024 at Kettering Hospital. He lived a happy life, never knowing a stranger.

Roger was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Smith; father, Albert Smith; paternal uncles, Aaron L. Floyd, Dennis Andrews, James Turner, Leon Turner; aunt, Eunice Young, all of Chicago, Illinois; maternal aunts and uncles, Ernest (Eloise) Frazier of California, Dorthy (Rufus) Thomas, Corine (Bill) Ward, Eulia (Tommy) Hill, Lucius Frazier, and Kenneth (Elaine) Frazier all of Dayton, Ohio; great aunts and uncles, Berneice (Albert) Greene, and Wila Mae (Oscar) Jackson; maternal grandparents, Henreatta and Louis Frazier; and paternal grandparents, Alice Buggs and Albert Smith.

Roger is survived by his brothers, Albert (Lolita) Smith III, Reginald (RhaDonna) Smith, and Harvey Daniels; sister, Celina Daniels and mom, Kathy Smith; niece's and nephew's, Reginald Jr, Ryene Marie, Jazmin, and Calvin; uncle, Robert (Merlean) Smith; special cousins, Tracy Griffin, Jevano Glenn, and Rufus Thomas; special friends, Jerry Perkins and Tomboy; and host of other beloved family and friends.

Roger graduated from Belmont High School. He worked for the City of Dayton (Parks and Recreation) for about 20 years. At an early age, Roger took to drawing and became a very good artist. He created many of his own comic books and magazines. He could draw any and everything. At an early age, he was also a collector, he collected everything from classic movies and TV shows, to his favorite Marvel and DC comics. He collected these items for over 50 years. One of his many talents was to be able to tell you information about his collections, current or past. When it came to comics or television, he was a walking dictionary. He was a quiet, but very strong person, he was the kind of person that didn't ask for much but would give you the world. His presence in this world will be greatly missed. We hope those who want to honor Roger, find a quiet time to remember who he was in your life and be thankful for the time you spent together.

Family will receive guests from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3940 Kettering Boulevard, Kettering, Ohio 45439). Funeral Service will be officiated by Bishop James Tatum at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3940 Kettering Boulevard, Kettering, Ohio 45439).

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