Howard G Smith

Born: Sat., Jun. 3, 1939
Died: Sat., Jul. 20, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 24, 2019
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Jul. 24, 2019
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

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Howard "Gene" Smith, 80, passed away Saturday July 20, 2019 at Randolph Nursing Home in Winchester, Indiana. He was born June 3, 1939 in  Richmond, Indiana to the late Edward & Rhoda Bell Alderson Smith. Gene worked at Sheller-Globe Hardy's Division for 28 yrs., was a member of Union City Eagles #2790 and Greenville Eagles #2177. He enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors, spending time with his grandchildren, and working on his 61 Thunderbird. He was married to his wife of 60 years, Brenda Gail Hall Smith on December 24, 1958.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Gail Hall Smith; children, Jerry (Mary Ann) Smith-New Knoxville, Ohio, Gail Shafer (John Binkley) U.C., Indiana, Jeff Smith-U.C., Indiana, Kevin (Teresa) Smith-U.C., Ohio, Kris (Lisa) Smith-St. Mary's, Ohio, Adam Smiley-U.C., Indiana, Sarah (Matthew) Homan-New Breman, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews also.
Preceded by his parents; great grandson, Daniel Welch; 6 sisters, Mary Lykins Porter, Joan Parsley, Phyllis DeHaven, Charlotte Evans, Audrey McCray, Naomi Wright Sells; 5 brothers, Raymond Smith, Bill Smith, Jim Smith, Edward Smith, and John Smith.
Visitation will be 1-3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc. Services are 3:00 PM Wednesday also at the funeral home with the Rev. Sonny Pettie officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery.
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Jackie Buckingham Pitzer
   Posted Tue July 23, 2019
One of my fond memories of Gene were from a young age , I remember him trying to teach me cords on a guitar my mother wanted me to learn to play . I could do the finger positions ok but I never had the strength to press hard enough to play a cord more than one time. He would be funny and say well that didn't work did it. Get on out of here . Then he would grab the guitar and play . I was in awe of his talent to play . My fondest memories of growing up on the Southside were setting and listening to him and a few others play music in the evening . Then we all grow up and move away . I remember Gene telling me one time how he was glad that we were home for a visit. While he held Liz as a toddler and teased her.
he will be missed .
I send my love and prayers to everyone. God bless

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