Paulding Exempted Village Schools would like to send our most heartfelt condolences to the Smith Family after hearing of Randall's passing early Saturday morning, July 18, 2015. Randall Smith was a 2007 graduate of Paulding High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after injuring his shoulder playing baseball at Defiance College. He recently re-enlisted and was transferred to Chattanooga, TN serving as a logistics specialist. It is reported that Smith saw the shooter and warned people around him, according to family members, but he was unable to get away. He sustained gunshot wounds during the domestic terrorist attack on Thursday, July 16, at the Navy Operations Support Center in Chattanooga. Randall is survived by his mother and father, his wife Angie, and three young daughters. Please keep the Smith Family in your thoughts and prayers along with the four families of the marines who were also killed. God's grace to all of them for their service for our freedom!
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the High School Gym.