He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Canton, OH, to Alvin and Emma (Lowe) Smethers.
He graduated from McKinley High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for 38 years in Canton for Winters Foundry. He also worked at Carrollton N.A.P.A. for 10 years.
David attended Carrollton Assembly of God church. He loved Christian music and was a student of bible history and bible prophecy.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jeri Lynne (Beaumont) Smethers, whom he married Feb. 22, 1972; a son, Jake (Christin) Smethers of Rootstown; two step sons, Denny Wiseman of Ashburn, VA, and Glen Wiseman of Romney, WV; three step daughters, Cathy Lerario of Sterling, VA, Nancy (Craig) Hicks of Fredericksburg, VA, and Joan Wiseman of Haymark, VA; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.
Calling hours will be held Sept. 10 in Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home at Carrollton from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Sept. 11 at the Carrollton Assembly of God, 400 Steubenville Rd., Carrollton, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Kerry Green officiating.
Military services will be held by the D.A.V, V.F.W and the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carrollton Assembly of God church.