Horace “Pappy” “Tom” E. Smith, 93, of Athens formerly of Reedsville died early Sunday morning, March 3, 2013, at The Laurels of Athens. Born May 4, 1919, in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Clyde and Amanda Chaney Smith.
He attended Meigs Local School and had been employed at Cole’s Sawmill of Tuppers Plains and the Athens Lumber Company. He was a member of the Airline Church of Christ, Albany. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and bluegrass music.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European and African Theatres. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Horace is survived by three sons, Oris (Shelia) Smith of Millfield, Warren (Debra) Smith of Albany, and Leroy Smith of Millfield; daughter-in-law, Sharon Smith of Athens; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lynn Taylor of Beshon.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Marjean Jeffers Smith; two daughters, Helen and Rita Mae Smith; three sons, Roger, James and David Smith; two sisters, Mabel Jo and Geraldine Smith; and three brothers, Richard, Harold and Clyde Smith.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home with Willard Love, Minister officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Ridge Cemetery, Meigs County. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Airline Church of Christ, P.O. Box 202, Albany, Ohio 45710. Military Rites will be conducted by K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion, VFW Post 3477 and VFW Post 9893 Honor Guards at the cemetery.
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