Gary L. Smith
Chester,Ohio
2/8/1943-11/3/2018

   Gary L. Smith (Gruffy) 75, of Pomeroy, Ohio passed from his earthy home to meet his heavenly father on November 3, 2018 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.
   Born February 8, 1943 in Chester, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ruth Smith-Taylor.  Gary was a 1961 graduate of Eastern High School. He was a 52 year member of the Operating Engineers, Local 18.  He retired in 2000 after over 30 years of service.  Most of those years were spent working for Geupel Construction.
   After retirement, Gary enjoyed spending time with his lovely wife, Charlotte, of 43 years and their two children.  He enjoyed restoring Farmall tractors and spending time on numerous outdoor/garage projects.
   He was a devoted husband and father and a friend to everyone who met him.
   He is survived by his two daughters, Crystal and Amy Smith.  He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Frank) Nelson and three brothers, Paul Larry Smith, Marvin (Shelia) Taylor, Virgil (Cindy) Taylor, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Roger Beegle.
   In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Taylor, and an infant sister, Rachael Smith.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio with Pastor Joseph McCune officiating.  Burial will follow at Chester Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Gary’s memory to Meals on Wheels, 112 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy, OH 45769.
   The family would like to extend a special thank you to the compassionate nurses and therapists of Pleasant Valley Home Health and the Camden Clark Intensive Care Unit.  

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