BOGGS, Austin Allen Lanning Smith, age 24 passed away after an unexpected accident on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1996 in Springfield, Ohio. The son of Crystal (James) Oppy and Adam (Christina) Smith; loving companion to Shiann Howard; devoted brother to: Allyssa (Dustin) Travis, Courtney Wallace, Desarie Oppy, Brittany Line, Destiney Oppy, Damien Wallace, Trey Oppy, and James Oppy III. Austin is also survived by his uncle Aaron (Amy) Smith, maternal grandma Vicki (Bill) Lavey; paternal grandma Linda Smith, friend Dar Grimes, a special cousin Erin Marie Smith; his big bark, no bite pit bull, King; as well as countless friends and extended family. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory his best friend, sidekick and idol, paternal grandpa Stan Smith. Austin is preceded in death by his paternal grandma Vicky Smith and cousin Tom “Kool Aid” Shover.
Austin will forever live on in our hearts as the one who had an infectious laugh, the one who could light up a room with his bigger than life personality and big blue eyes. He never knew a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. Austin was a talented artist and was blessed with a green thumb. He appreciated the simple things the world had to offer; being outside enjoying the water or the stars at night. Austin never took life for granted and lived each day to the fullest. He was generous to a fault; even in death he was able to bring hope to those in need. He was an organ and tissue donor, saving countless lives. He loved working on cars and dragging his fiancé, Shiann to countless car shows. He was employed by Johnson Welded Products and recently received a promotion for his hard work. Austin never left anyone without a big hug and a “love ya.” He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by all that knew him. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 12:00-2:00 pm at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center with his funeral to follow at 2:00 pm. Austin will be laid to rest at Ferncliff Cemetery. Condolences and memorial contributions may be left for the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com