Pearl A. Smith, 56, died December 25, 2012, in the Villages Hospital in Florida after several years battling cancer.
He was born October 30, 1956, in Pomeroy, Ohio, son of Connie and the late James N. Smith of Pomeroy, Ohio.
Pearl worked at least 37 years at the Gavin Plant in Cheshire, Ohio, and was a member of Hemlock Grange #2049.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie (Sellers) Smith; mother, Connie Smith; sons, William (Carrie) Smith and Budd James Smith; brother, Paul N. (Bonnie) Smith of Albany; two sisters, Beverly Vickers of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Nancy (Jack) Wells of Shade, Ohio; grandchildren, Makayla, James, Alyse, and Kylie; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelly Maxine Smith; nephew, Wm. “Bo” Rickard; maternal grandparents, Isaac and Edna (Nease) Smith; paternal grandparents, Waid and Ola (Story) Smith; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on January 12, 2013, at Hemlock Grove Christian Church with Pastor Diane Kinder officiating. A meal will follow in the church social room for family and friends.
Burial will follow at the convenience of the family.