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Jerry Bernard Smith, Sr.

February 5, 1938 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 81)

Jerry Bernard Smith, Sr., age 81, of Sidney passed away September 14, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family.  The son of Charles L. Smith, Sr. and Ruth E. “Swanie” (Woodrum) Smith, he was born on February 5, 1938, in St. Albans, West Virginia.  On November 24, 1961, he married Martha Ann Carpenter and together they raised two children and enjoyed 58 years of marriage.

Jerry enjoyed working on things, building, hunting, fishing, gardening but mostly spoiling his grandchildren and family time.  Everyone called him “Paw.”

Jerry was the sole survivor of his parents and siblings, as he called it, “the last man standing.” He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Ann Smith on August 30, 2019; brothers, Roy Eugene Smith, Charles Lester Smith, Jr., Franklin Delano Smith, Raleigh Witfield Smith; sisters Reba Dean Hill, Rosetta Lee Simmons; half brothers William Jillson, Jr., and Charles Jillson, as well as several special nieces and nephews.

Surviving are his children, Lois Ann Scofield of Sidney, Jerry Jr. & Michelle Smith of Trufant, and Diana Inskeep (Gary Pierce) of Pierson,  grandchildren, Jerry Steven & Tracy Smith and Angela Kay Smith, all of Sparta, Jeffrey Scott Brewington Jr., and Richard Lee Scofield Jr., both of Morley, Stephanie Inskeep, Catherine Cartwright and Theresa Inskeep;  great-grandchildren: Destiny Brewington, Ashley Smith (Pohl), Emilee Smith, Dylan Smith, Mason Wabanimkee and Lily Grace Brewington, Madelyn Mytty, Jake Hilder, Mathew Cartwright and Angelica Bell; one great, great grandson Victor Bell; and a host of very special nieces and nephews. 

Family committal services will be held for both Jerry and Martha at their home in Sidney beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Martha's birthday, Saturday, September 28, 2019. All family and friends are welcome.  They will be buried later at Armstrong Cemetery in Garretts Bend, West Virginia.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerry's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. 

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