- October 2, 1955 - June 25, 2012
- Massillon, Ohio
of Duffy's Passing
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“I always enjoyed helping Duffy with his sprint car. He always had something good to say and will be missed. I send my best to Duffy's Familiy.
1 of 36 | Posted by: John Pieper - Canton, OH - friend
“I am so sorry for the loss of your husband tammy and for all your family members prayers go out to all of you GOD BLESS YOU ALL
2 of 36 | Posted by: Karen Adams Ballone - Barberton, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Smith family.
3 of 36 | Posted by: Randy and Lori Howell - Wooster, OH
“Mary and I are so sad for your loss we are thinking of all of you and praying for strength for you all to get through this very hard time. I want you...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: David (Davey) Miller - Ft Myers, FL
“Our deepest sympathy and love to the families of Duffy Smith.He will be greatly missed.
5 of 36 | Posted by: The Brattons , The Fultons, and The Mitchells - OH
“Thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will miss seeing Duffy race at Wayne County. God has another angel!
6 of 36 | Posted by: Jerry,Debbie,Jeremy Lynch - OH
“Thinking of your family and sending sincere sympathy.
7 of 36 | Posted by: Kenny and Kim Jacobs - OH
“Ashley and April,
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
8 of 36 | Posted by: Diana Marthey - Akron, OH
“My thoughts and Prayers go out to Duffy's family! He was a wonderful man with a smile always on his face and always so kind. I had known him since I...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Staci Wright (Matta) - Albion, NE
“Will be missed at the race track and by the ones he befriended. Race on
10 of 36 | Posted by: Chuck Darr - Loudonville, OH
“My thoughts and prayers are with Duffy's wife, family and loved ones. I worked with Duffy at Republic Steel since he started there. We use to have...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: John T Hartman (Buffalo) - OH
“Ashley & April - so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We watched him for years at WCS - he was one heck of a race car driver. When my brother...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Buck & Peg Smith - Wooster, OH
“Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa & Brian Spinden Nick and Betty Kasunic
13 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa & Brian Spinden - Massillon, OH
“IM GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU DUFF. YOU WERE SOMETHING ELSE. BILL
14 of 36 | Posted by: BILL FRITZ - MASSILLON, OH
“Pat, Leanne, Steve and Jeff, So sorry to hear the news. You and your family are in my prayers.
15 of 36 | Posted by: Cheryl Smith Kyser - N. Canton, OH
“thank you for those who acknowledge ashely and april as duffys biological children.
16 of 36 | Posted by: april SMITH - dalton, OH
“My condolences to the family. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Duff was a great guy & always treated me with respect. He will be missed.
17 of 36 | Posted by: Chris Wilson - Gahanna, OH
“I'm very sorry for the loss of a great man. I meet Duffy at the race track 14 years ago and he was one of the nicest person u could ever meet. My...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Ted Kays Jr - Killbuck, OH
“My deepest sympathy to Sissy, Joey, Jessie, Ashley and April. I'm humbled that i've known Duffy for many years as he was a friend of my racing...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Rachel Shane - East Greenville, OH
“Tammy and Jessie, We feel fortunate and blessed to have known such a wonderful man. We lift you and the family up in prayer and know that you will...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Melissa Shamel - Tuscarawas, OH
“Deepest sympathy and Prayers to the Smith family.Watched him race at Lakeville & Wayne County Speedway.
21 of 36 | Posted by: Garry & Kathy Richards - Orrville, OH
“Deepest Sympathy Swartz/Stinson Racing Family
22 of 36 | Posted by: Swartz/Stinson - Vandalia, OH
“I went to Tuslaw High School with the Smiths and Krugs - Our prayers go out to both families. We've enjoyed watching Duffy race over the years. He...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Rod Shaffer - Canton, OH
“Leanne - I am so very sorry to read about your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Mike & Lisa Yelichek
24 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Yelichek - Massillon, OH
“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
25 of 36 | Posted by: Ken and Rhonda smith - Brewster, OH
“Tammy & Jess, words can't express how sorry we are for your loss. Duffy was a great guy and will be greatly missed by all. You are in our prayers. If...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Geri Abbas - Dover, OH
“Our pray's are with the Smith family.
27 of 36 | Posted by: judy mellott - north lawrence, OH
“The world has lost a great race car driver. Sorry to the Smith's for you loss. I got to see him when we raced at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway.
28 of 36 | Posted by: Craig Fry - Wooster, OH
“Sorry for your loss.our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.i grew up watching Duffy race.he was a great racecar driver.
29 of 36 | Posted by: Gary and Shannon Richards - FL
“Sorry for your loss, i raced slotcars with duffy years ago, he was a very good guy and will be missed by many...
30 of 36 | Posted by: David McMillen - Canton, OH
“You will be missed. God bless your family
Don Basinger 97s
31 of 36 | Posted by: DON BASINGER - ELYRIA
“Duffy was one of my closest friends and those 10 years or so of long hours and hard work on his race car are memories i will cherish the rest of my...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Jerry Bushmire - massillon, OH
“So sorry for your loss. We have enjoyed watching Duffy race as our family is avid racers. So we have seen him race for all his years. Praying God...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Barb Fultz - Mansfield, OH
“All of us at Lakeville Speedway will always remember the excitement, the fun and the sportsmanship that Duffy always brought to our racetrack. You...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Randy and Sue Young with Lakeville Speedway - OH
“Tammy and Jessie, My prayers go out to you and the rest of your family I am so sorry for your loss If you need anything please let me know
35 of 36 | Posted by: Steve Etter - N. Lawrence, OH
“for being such a devoted father you omitted his 2 biological children from the obituary who actualy carry his last name.
36 of 36 | Posted by: Ashley - Naples, FL
Paquelet Funeral Home
Duffy Lee Smith, age 56 passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident on Monday, June 25, 2012. He was born to Patricia and David Smith on October 2, 1955 at the Massillon City Hospital. Duffy married Tammy Krug on April 29, 2007 and she survives him. Duffy attended Tuslaw High School and went to work for Republic Steet at 17. He was employed by Republic Engineering for over 30 years. He was an avid Sprint Car Racer for 27 years, at one point being selected amateur driver of the year. Duffy was also a diehard sports fan, athlete and a coach. He was very committed to staying fit by exercising and weightlifting. Duffy enjoyed spending time with his family and will be remembered as a devoted and caring son, husband, brother and father. In addition to his wife, Duffy is survived by his step children Joseph Madzia IV and Jessie Taylor Madzia; his mother Patricia Reidenbach and step-father John Reidenbach; his brothers Jeff (Kathy) Smith and Steve Smith; a sister Leanne (Jon) Deitz; his in-laws Gary and Janice Krug and his brother-in-laws, Mark and Tim Krug. A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends. Duffy was preceded in death by his father David Smith; his brother, Dennis Smith; and his grandmother Alma Smith. A Celebration of Duffy's life will be held at the Paquelet Funeral Home on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 1P.M. Pastor Mark Self of Christ's Community Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. on Thursday, June 28, 2012 and from 12 noon on Friday until the time of the service. Interment will be at Brookfield Cemetery following the service. Paquelet-www.paquelet.com – A Golden Rule Funeral Home – 330-833-3222
1100 Wales Road NE Massillon, OH 44646
Tel. (330) 833-3222