Edward G. Smith

July 2, 1944 - December 8, 2015

07/02/1944 - 12/08/2015

Past Services

Sunday December 13, 2015
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Monday December 14, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Monday December 14, 2015
10:00 am
St. James Catholic Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040

SMITH, Edward G., 71, of Benwood, W.Va., died Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

He was born July 2, 1944 in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Robert A. and Elizabeth (Conrad) Smith. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood and a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Blake Brothers American Legion Post 46 in Benwood, the Benwood Volunteer Fire Department, and the Moundsville VFW.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven sisters, Marylouise Greathouse, Betty Long, Bertha Schrumpf, Jeanie Radcliff, Theresa Risden, Paula Smith, and Patricia Smith, and four brothers, Robert “Buzzy” Smith, James “Jimbo” Smith, Alfred Smith, and John Paul Smith.

He is survived by one daughter, Missy Thornton of McMechen, W.Va.; five sisters, Margaret Merryman of Shadyside, Ohio, Patsy Taylor of Benwood, Nancy Hawk of Benwood, Sandy “Sissy” James of Benwood, and Ella Mae McGill of Benwood; one brother, Michael Smith of Benwood; two granddaughters, Hannah Thornton and Olivia Thornton; Special friend, Maxine Szymialis of Benwood; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Friends will be received on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 12-8 pm a the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, with the Moundsville Veteran’s Honor Guard service at 7 pm and Benwood Fireman’s service at 7:15 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10 am at St. James Catholic Church in McMechen with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Helping Heroes, 256 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041 or through www.tmcfunding.com

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com


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Henry Skvarka
8 years ago

With sympathy and prayers.
Henry Skvarka

Jonna Hawk
8 years ago

You made Heaven a better place Uncle Ed. We will miss you dearly.

8 years ago

Uncle Eddie, you will be remebered and missed by so many. RIP Ed. Tedra and Co

Peggy Bucior
8 years ago

Ed has always been a good family friend you will be missed. May you find piece in gods arms.

Peggy Bucior
8 years ago

Ed you have been a good family friend over the years, may you find piece in gods loving arms.

Ayla & Chelsea
8 years ago

Someone we love went to Heaven, so there’s a piece of Heaven in our home. Love and Miss you Uncle Ed.

Beth Blake Davis
8 years ago

Well cousin Eddie, I guess we’ll have to meet in the hereafter….in the meantime, keep Jim, John, Joe, and Bobby company for our Bishop Donahue High School class of 62 will miss all of you.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Edward G. Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Vietnam Veteran, Edward G. Smith, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Carla Yoho
8 years ago

R.I.P Eddie Benwood lost a great man!

Karen Green
8 years ago

RIP Ed as you are now reunited with all your family in heaven and what a joy that must be. I hope you see Dave too and give him a big hug for me.