|Jean Kay Morse-Jackson
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
|Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:35 pm Post subject: Smith, John L. 1917-2013
|Obit: Daily Reporter, Wellsville, NY; Mar 12, 2013 @ 09:44 AM
FRIENDSHIP — John L. Smith, 95, of 2347 Clark Road, passed away Saturday (March 9, 2013) in the Bath Veterans Administration Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Port Allegany, Pa., he was the son of George and Lottie Mowery Smith. He married the former Mary L. Lehman on Sept. 28, 1945, in Farmers Valley, Pa. Mrs. Smith survives.
Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 100th Div. of the 398th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Mr. Smith was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
He worked in the oil fields and was a self-employed farmer in Richburg and was employed by the former Clark Brothers Corp. of Olean for 23 years, retiring in 1981. John loved his family, the farm and hunting and fishing. He was a member of Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion of Bolivar.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Ervin (Monica) Smith of Bolivar, Duane (Linda) Smith of Cuba, Craig Smith of Richburg, and Kenneth Smith of West Clarksville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roy (Hilda) Smith of Port Allegany, Pa.
He was preceded in death by six sisters, Viola Redington, Marie Bickford, Flossie Bosworth, Billie Chandler, Lottie Borrum and Mary Ora Barbar; three brothers, Carson Smith, Randall Smith and William Smith.
Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., Bolivar, on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday (March 14, 2013) from the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Herne of the Heritage AFlame Ministries officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.