Earl Smith, age 94, of Circleville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
He was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Pickaway County.
He was a proud U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Container Corporation with 30 years of service.
He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #3331 and AMVETS Post 2256.
Earl was very handy and constantly changing something around the house. He was a very unique man and loved spending time with his family.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents, William Smith and Bessie (Arledge) Scott; brothers, Dave and Donald Smith, Melvin Andrew, and Millard, Willard, John and Curtis Scott.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Vera Mae (Ward) Smith; sons, Steve, Mark and Bobby (Vickie) Smith; grandchildren, Belinda (Todd) Sparks, Melissa (Dennis) Tschudy, Stevie Smith, B.J. Smith and Timothy Smith; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ida Garrett and Betty Gubb; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Forest Cemetery.
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This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal