John Warren Smith, age 86, of Calcutta died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the East Liverpool City Hospital after a lengthy illness.
The son of the late John E. and Mabel Lucille (Brittian) Smith, he was born in East Liverpool on March 12, 1927 and lived his entire life here.
Mr. Smith owned and operated the Smith's Farm Supply with his brothers until his retirement in June 1992.
He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, Class of 1945, and was a veteran serving with the U.S. Navy and was lifetime member of the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church. Having joined his church in 1939, he had formerly served as Clerk of Session, an Elder, and Financial Secretary.
In addition to his church involvement, he was active with the Beaver Local Wrestling Boosters and served as its Treasurer for many years. He was instrumental in the construction of the Mangano Sports Complex and as a result was placed in the Beaver Local Athletic Hall of Fame and had the wrestling room named in his honor. He was also active in the 4 H Columbiana Co. hog and lamb committee.
He is survived at home by his wife, Helen M. (Moffett) Smith who he married on June 20, 1954.
Other survivors include, four sons: John E. Smith and wife, Brenda, of Negley, Stephen B. Smith and his wife, Sally, of Wellsville, Donald A. Smith and his wife, Brenda, of East Liverpool, and Bruce Smith also of East Liverpool, one daughter, Pamela Dailey of Lisbon. Two brothers: Wilson Smith and his wife, Mary, and Robert Smith and his wife, Kay, of East Liverpool. Five sisters: Donna Jean McVay and her husband, Robert, of East Liverpool, Pauline Pickering of Canton, Ohio, Dorothy Reynolds and her husband, Norman of Salem, Marilyn Stambaugh and her husband, Dan, of Illinois, and Betty Opiela of Texas. 10 grandchildren: Jonathon Dailey of Lisbon, Jessica Strudthoff, and her husband, Bud, of Cincinnati, Nathan Smith and his wife, Rachel, of North Carolina, Megan Smith and Logan Smith of Wellsville, Christine Schleif and her husband, Shawn, of Negley, Kala Smith of Dallas,Tx. Ryan Smith and Rachel Smith of East Liverpool, and Chris Dailey and his wife, Lori, of Leetonia and 8 great grandchildren, Kaden, Ryder, Emily, Maci, Austin, Madilynn, Miyha, and Trevor.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Smith, a grandson, Jeremy Dailey and a son in law, David Dailey.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Vel Vais of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday at the Funeral Home in Calcutta from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church.
Friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at www.altmeyer.com