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About Us

"Respect for Tradition... Regard for Change"

Our Funeral Home began when George Sterling Smith had a funeral home in Pataskala, Ohio. His son, Frank E. Smith, followed in his father's footsteps and also became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He moved to Lancaster and started the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home.  His son, Dr. Irvine Ginder Smith, went to Ohio State and became an optometrist.  Irvine served in WWII and then decided to go back home and follow in his father's footsteps and went to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  Irvine's son Frank R. Smith also followed with the family's heritage and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  Frank's son, F. (Frank) Eric Smith is now the fifth generation funeral director and embalmer here in Lancaster.  

The caring and experienced professionals at Frank E Smith are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.


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