He was born January 31, 1937, in Warren, Ohio, a son of the late Delmar and Gladys Hudson Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Claysville High School and was employed as a road worker for East Finley Township until his retirement.
He was a member of Enon Baptist Church.
Mr. Smith was a member of West Finley Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years and served as president for 13 years.
He enjoyed playing bingo and socializing with friends.
On June 22, 1985, he married Ellie Burger, who died May 18, 2011.
Surviving are two sons, Steve (Cindi) Smith of Washington and Charlie (Mary) Welling of West Finley; four daughters, Lynn (Pete) Roupe of West Finley and Sandra Brum, Susan Smith and Connie Jo Hoover, all of McConnelsville, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, is a granddaughter, Kammie Roupe.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Heinrich Funeral Home, Claysville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday February 12, with Pastor Ronald Ringer officiating. Interment will follow in West Finley Cemetery. An evening service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home by the members of the West Finley Volunteer Fire Department.