Obituary of Fred Smith
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A time to be Born
Fred D. (Pappy) Smith, age 88 of Morgantown was born on June 17, 1933 in Preston County, WV to the late Harold D and Edna Florence (Moran) Smith.
A time to Live and Work
Fred was employed by Kelly Creek Coal Mines in 1951 and retired from Osage #3 Consolidated Coal Company Local Union 4043 with 35 years of service. Fred’s work ethic was unlike any others. He took great pride in his work and was always ready to help others in anyway he could. Fred and Mary worked as a team in building a life for their family.
A time to Love
Fred married his Junior High School Sweetheart, Mary Elliott on December 22, 1951. Together they built a family, including: son David Smith; daughter: Vicki R. Smith Blaney; grandchildren: David Scott & David Dillon Smith, Tia Hose Menear and her husband Joseph, great grandchildren: Levi Alexander Menear and Colt Jameson Menear. Also surviving include sisters-in-law: Ruth Allen and Ludmila Smith.
A Time to be Called Home
In the early morning hours of August 25, 2021 Fred was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, with his loving family by his bedside. Those who met Fred at Heaven’s gate, include his parents and brother, Harold Junior Smith.
Celebrating the Legacy left behind
Family and friends are invited to gather at McCulla Funeral Home on Thursday, August 26th from 4-7 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, August 27th from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service with Rev. Kevin Cain officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.mcculla.com