Russell "Sam" Smith Jr. age 80, residing in Millersport, Ohio was a proud graduate in Columbus, Ohio of Central High School class '59 and the Ohio State University. He was a financial advisor and retired as First V.P. at Advest. Moreover, he was a true sportsman and hunted in the Rockies, the Arctic Circle, South America, 3 times in Africa, and even on Lord Spencer's estate in England. His true passion was training and competing with English Field Springer Spaniels. He was a winner of the ESSFT nationals. Always considered as a top amateur trainer/ handler of English Field Springers and in 2019 was inducted into the Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Tennessee and sanctioned several events on his property. He and his son traveled once to Minnesota and won the U.S. (United States). Pheasant hunting championships flusher division.
Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Tennessee -2019
We all have so many fond memories of Russ.
Russ gave Todd his first field trial placement.
I was always Mrs. Todd when we had seen each other.
Russ you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Christina & Todd