Xan Michael Smith

Xan Michael Smith, 49, of Lockland, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his home from Covid-19. He was born on January 8, 1971 in Marietta, Ohio to John and Jane Anne Wenzel Smith.

Xan was a 1989 graduate of Marietta Senior High School and a 1993 graduate of Marietta College, where he Majored in Art / Graphic Design. At the time of his passing. he was a police dispatcher for the City of Monroe, OH. He was also very involved over the years with martial arts training as black belt rank and Sifu (instructor) status in Wing Chun at Meng’s Martial Arts.

He is survived by his parents John and Jane Anne Wenzel Smith, of Marietta, Ohio, Brother Geoffrey Smith of Lockland, OH, Sister Stefanie Smith (Ty), Nephews Celan O’Dell (Paige) of Parkersburg, WV, Demetrie, and Elias Smith, Nieces Arianna and Olivia Smith all in Louisville, KY, Aunt Shelley West (Geoff), Uncles: Roy “Buzz” Wenzel (Ginny), Marty Wenzel (Marilyn), Tom Wenzel (Myrna), Kyle Wenzel all in Marietta, OH, Great Aunts: Nancy Wenzel of Crystal Lake, IL, Sophrona Morris of Sylvania, OH, Xan’s best friend for 44 years, Joe Caltrider of Marietta (who is like another son to Xan’s parents) as well as many cousins and other friends.

Our great appreciation and gratitude goes to our son Geoffrey for being there for Xan and doing everything he could for him as well as OCMS and the Monroe PD.

Donations can be made in Memory of Xan at:

Gospel Mission Food Pantry ( Donate thru Facebook)

Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center

Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society


Crenshaw Christian Center


Due to the increase in infections of Covid-19 at this time, a memorial service and burial are planned for sometime in the spring.