Dennis S. Smith
Hancock County Courier
May 26, 2011
Dennis S. Smith, 64, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Valley Hospice care Center North, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Newell December I, 1946, he was the son of the late Clyde L. and Vaughn D. Smith.
Denny was a lifetime resident of the area, graduating form the first class from Oak Glen High School in 1964. Te retired in 2002 as a caster operator at the BOP of the former Weirton Steel and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester where he served as a trustee.
Stationed near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army and was a member of both VFW Post #6450 and American Legion Post #121, where he had served as Commander and with the Sons of the Legion group.
Surviving at home is wife of 28 years, Rosemary; her Mother Vera “Grandma” Miller, of Chester; four daughters, Stephanie Smith (Kevin) Strasser, of Pittsburgh, Stacey Smith, of Hershey, Kassy Kelley (Greg) Hewitt, of Fayetteville, WV and Randi Smith of Morgantown; eight grandchildren, Kendall Green, Denni Marie Strasser, Will and & Kelan Swan and Alex, Anna, Sam and Coralea Hewitt.
Rev. Trina Lewis conducted funeral services at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester.
Burial followed in Locust Hill Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group and WV National Guard detail.
Arner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH, the Chester American Legion Youth Fund or the Westminster Church Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org