Watson Vance “Smitty” Smith, age 88, of Portersville passed away Thursday evening, October 15, 2015 with his loving family by his side.
Born September 22, 1927 in Fombell, he was the son of the late W. John and Mary Rachel Steffler Smith.
He is a US Army Veteran.
Retiring at age 85, he will be remembered by many for his hard working ethics throughout the years as a truck driver for numerous local trucking businesses.
He loved his family and grandchildren, traveling, farming, and raising cattle.
Survived by his loving wife Beverly Diane (Kummer) Herold Smith, who he married November 16, 1985; his son Gary (Kathy) Smith of New Castle; step children Robert D Robinson, Jr of Butler, Dee Ann Cross of Butler, Sherry (David) Fountain of Portersville; two grandsons Bruce (Jennifer) Smith and Ryan Smith all of New Castle; step grandchildren: Tyler Fountain, Abby Fountain, Kristi Cross, Kelly Cross, Klint Cross, Misty Robinson, and Todd Robinson; great granddaughter Luci Smith; step great grandson Hendrix Myers; and his siblings: Becky Yereace of Edinburg, Lill (Charles) Gardner of Ellwood City, and James Smith of Beaver Falls.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sons; step granddaughter Megan Ann Fountain; three brothers: Leroy E. Smith, Joseph Smith; two sisters: Maria Mathas and Isabel Goehring.
Funeral services were private and entrusted to the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Butler Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053 or the American Cancer Society at Cancer.org.
For more information or to leave an online tribute, please visit www.raisleyfuneralhome.com