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Cathy Smith

Obituary of Cathy Smith

Cathy Ann Thomas Smith, 63, of DeLand, Florida, passed away on July 2, 2020 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FLfollowing a brief illness.


Cathy was born on May 25, 1957 in Kenton, Ohio to Mary and Howard Thomas. She moved to Florida as a teenager in 1973 and graduated from DeLand High School in 1975. She owned Florida Rep Services providing support to La-Z-Boy sales representatives across the Southeast. She worked with La-Z-Boy for 37 dedicated years.


She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family – especially her grandsons – and was dearly loved by all that knew her. She always put others ahead of herself. She was an avid college sports fan who loved cheering on her Buckeyes. She had a love of cooking and greatly enjoyed hosting the weekly Sunday dinner. Family time was her favorite time, no matter what the plans were.


She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Larry Smith; two sons, Slade (Leslie), and Ryan (Ashley); two grandsons who were the sparkle in her eye, Colton and Karsten; sister Lisa Herring (Jimi); and nephews Kye and Kory Herring.


Out of care and respect to keep our loved ones safe, a Celebration of Life will happen later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.


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