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