Tobe “Billie” Smith, 69, of Russells Point, OH passed away, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Indian Lake Rehabilitation Center, Lakeview, OH.
Tobe was born on January 19, 1950 in Shaw, MS, a son of Mayo Smith and Ora D. Cummings. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosetta Cummings.
Tobe is survived by his daughter, Jessica M. Johnson of Cleveland, OH, a granddaughter, Kiara Mona` Johnson of Cleveland, eight siblings, Mayo (Alice) Cummings, Edward Cummings, Raymond Cummings, and Selena Lewis, all of Fort Wayne, IN, Herman (Tonight) Cummings of Indianapolis, IN, Minnie Lee Wilson of Sacramento, CA, Georgia Macon of South Bend, IN, and Ora Lee Cummings of Shaw, MS, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews including a special niece, Danyale Cummings.
Tobe accepted Jesus Christ as personal saviour and was a member of Indian Lake Northside Church of the Nazarene, where he sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. He was a DJ and travelled around the world. As a youth, Tobe was extremely athletic and played basketball until an injury ended his career. He enjoyed singing, fishing, and listening to R&B “oldies but goodies” and gospel music.
Pastor Tim Moebs will begin a funeral service at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Indian Lake Northside Church of the Nazarene, Lakeview with visitation from noon to 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indian Lake Northside Church of the Nazarene.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.