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About Us

"Respect for Tradition... Regard for Change"


The Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory in Lancaster, Ohio has a long and wonderful history serving our community.  At times of loss, it is natural to turn to people you trust for comfort and support, which is why many of our neighbors turn to us.

With two convenient locations to serve you, each of our funeral homes offers a complete range of services in elegantly decorated, serene surroundings.
We invite you to come by and tour our facilities at any time or feel free to give us a call. Someone is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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.