Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
William A. Smith, 85, of Hecht's Landing, Celina, died Nov. 13, 2006, at his residence.
He was born May 19, 1921, in Silverhill, W.Va., to Earl and Irene Kisner Smith. On Sept. 6, 1941, he married Lucille Mary Mucci, who died Dec. 27, 1993.
Survivors are a son, William E. (Charlene), Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Kelly (Frank) Moore, Newton Falls, and Edith (William) C. Klosterman, South Bend, Ind.; a half brother, Jim Moore, Paw Paw, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers and two sisters.
He retired after 32 years at B.F. Goodrich, Troy, and after 10 years as an instructor of heating, air conditioning, hydraulics and boilers at Miami County JVS, Piqua. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean War and a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy.
He also was a member of the Mercer County Sportsmen's Association, the American Motorcyclists Association, the National Rifle Association of America and Amateur Radio Operators. He was a two-term former commander and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5436, Troy, a member of AmVets Post 88, Troy, and American Legion Post 487, West Milton.
Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. James Duell officiating. Burial is at Forest Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Graveside services are by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy.
Calling is after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Honor Guard of Troy.
Condolences can be sent at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.