Chase Wesley Smith, age 4, formerly of Auburn, died in an accident at his home in Willard, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Chase was born in Auburn, Indiana on June 20, 2013 to Samantha Jo (Lawrence) Smith and Jonathan Wesley Smith. Chase was an amazing, sweet baby boy, full of life. Everyone he came into contact with adored him. He loved his family, and his bubby, Austin was his best friend. He could cheer anyone up just with a smile. He would run around the house, or in public, with super hero costumes, rain boots, and funny sunglasses just because. He loved being outdoors, fishing with his daddy, playing with Legos and helping his mommy around the house. Cuddling, while watching Netflix movies in bed was his favorite. You would have to bribe him to get him out of the bath because his skin would be so wrinkly...he just loved his bath time! He was an angel sent from God to show all of us what it’s like to be a walking blessing.
His mother, Samantha Smith of Willard, Ohio.
His father, Jon Smith and his girlfriend, Erica McPheeters both of Auburn.
Brother, Nikolas Smith of Batavia, Illinois.
Brother, Austin Smith of Willard, Ohio.
Maternal grandmother, Catherine Walker of Holiday, Florida.
Maternal great grandmother, June Souder of Holiday, Florida.
Paternal grandparents, Harry and Marlene Smith of Kendallville.
Paternal grandmother, Sandra and Joe Rosone of Albion.
Aunt, Melissa and Percy Young of Kendallville.
Uncle, Darrin Smith and Brenda Rummel both of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Uncle, Mike and Shelly Smith of Plainfield, Illinois.
Chase was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nicholas Harry Walker in 2015.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. There will be a luncheon following the graveside service at Cornerstone Fellowship, 110 South Oak Street, Kendallville. Arrangements are entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville. Send a condolence online at hitefuneralhome.com.