May 20, 1928 - January 14, 2017
A funeral service for Harold Eugene “Gene” Smith, 88 of Newark will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 732 N. Main St., NE, Newark with Rev. Charlsie Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery. A luncheon at the church will follow the committal service.
Mr. Smith died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Sharon Brooke. He was born May 20, 1928 in Lewisville, OH to the late Euclid and Geneva (Cree) Smith. He served his country honorably in the U. S. Army and worked for National Gas & Oil. A long-time member of Hanover Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon; he was a member of New Home Lodge #338 F&AM, Shrine, Eastern Star, Hanover Heritage, Amrou Grotto, Antique Car Club of America and had been a member of Madison Twp. Fire Department for 26 years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Beatrice (McInturf) Smith, whom he married July 3, 1949; a nephew, Jeff Smith of Maumee, OH; a niece, Debra (Frank) Bevard of St. Louisville; a great niece, Tiffany Hinger of Newark; and great-great niece and great-great nephew, Landon and Lillian; best friend, Mary Rine; and numerous cousins.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Amy and the staff at Sharon Booke and Vitas Healthcare for their excellent care and service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover Presbyterian Church.
The Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.