William Smith, 88
William Fields Smith, 88, of Lucasville, Ohio formerly of Greenup, Ky. passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice Care in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Mr. Smith was born March 17, 1924, in Greenup, Ky. a son of the late Joseph and Phoebe Stephens Smith. He was a United States Navy World War II Veteran where he served in the South Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion Post 23 Lucasville, Ohio, a member of IBEW local 71 50 year Retirement Club,Trustee of Valley Township, and served on the Valley Township Volunteer Fire Dept. for several years.
He loved to play baseball and men’s slow and fast pitch softball all over Ohio and Kentucky. Bill was a member of the Masons and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons
He was preceded in death by His wife Olive Jean Smith, five brothers, Leonard Smith; Wilson ‘Brownie” Smith; Luke Smith Joseph Smith; Cecil Smith and five sisters, Wilma Scott; Hazel Wells; Inez Womack; Nancy Martin; and Ruby Fesmire.
He is survived by two sons, Steven Dean (Donita) Smith, and William Harold Smith both of Lucasville, Ohio; one daughter Dianna Sue Brown Lucasville, Ohio; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three step-sons, three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Pastor Phil Howard.
Burial will be in the Smith-Claxon Cemetery at Oldtown, Ky. Military Rites will be performed by James L. Flannery, American Legion Post 276 South Shore, Ky.
Visitation will be Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Condolences may be made at www.reedfuneralhome.us.