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Smith, John C.

Oct 15, 2008

Smith, John C., 78, of Rebecca St., New Martinsville, died October 10, 2008, at home.

He was born February 23, 1930, in Muddy Creek, Tyler County, the son of the late Sprigg and Iva Baker Smith.

He was a US Army Korean Conflict veteran; a retired employee from Ormet Corporation; a Methodist by faith; and a member of New Martinsville American Legion Post #28; and Wetzel Lodge #39 AF & AM.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Riggenbach Smith.

Survivors include two sons, David Alan Smith of New Martinsville and Jay Edward (Kathy) Smith of Proctor; a sister, Barbara A. Smith Folger of Parkersburg; five grandchildren, Ashley and Joshua Smith, both of Proctor, and Alyssa, Eric, and Andrew Smith, all of New Martinsville; two sisters-in-law, Jean Marshall and Rita Dalrymple, both of New Martinsville; and a brother-in-law, Tom Lowe of Paden City.

Family received friends on Oct. 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville, where funeral services were held on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Mateer officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, where the Sistersville Honor Guard will conduct Military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, WV 26501.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.