Olin D. "Rocky" Smith

Feb 26, 1934 - Dec 17, 2013

Olin D. "Rocky" Smith, 79, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly late Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, 2013, in his home.

Born Feb. 26, 1934, in Williamson, W.Va., he was the son of Leroy and Louise (Maynard) Smith. He had worked at Union Chain for over 30 years before retiring. Rocky enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and golfing, but he especially loved singing with his family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan Haas and Pamela Fox; six grandchildren, Amy Burris, Matthew Haas II, Alison (Tim) Thompson, Terry (Shari) Fox II, Brad (Tammy Mikolakczyk) Fox, and Amanda (Scott) Herzog; 11 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, Isaac, Daliah, Brandon, Kari, Willow, Trey, Khloe, Brielle, Clary Sage; brother, Paul (Linda) Smith; special friend, Dan Roeder; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Terry Fox and Matthew Haas; three brothers; a sister; a special niece, Kathy Smith.

At his request, no visitation or services will be held. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to invite family and friends to a gathering to celebrate Rocky's life 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Jimmy's Club, Pearl and Monroe streets, Sandusky.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

Arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Rocky's family at davidfkoch.com.


Don S
I worked with Rocky for 18yrs. He was one of the funniest men that I have ever know. He could tell joke after joke and never repeat a joke. He would sings songs that I had forgotten and never miss a word. Many nights we would jam and sing at someone's home till daylight. He was a character and one of a kind person !!! Many nights we would close Jimmy's, before it became a club. When I moved out of Ohio, Rocky is one of the people that I missed. A celebration of Rocky's life is just what it should be, for a man who was so much liked and loved and remembered. Rocky, you will be so missed by so many people !!! Rest In Peace my friend ......
Re: Don S comments are well said. RIP Rocky you were one of a kind!
Rocky shot pool on my team for a number of years. We always enjoyed his serenades and jokes. RIP Rockman you will be missed
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I'll miss Rocky singing and I helped him out a lot. RIP You will missed.
RIP Rocky...Good times at Union Chain and Ron Norris' house for Dobro playin and singin