Lawrence R. Smith, 94 of Bellaire, Ohio formerly of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, Ohio.
He was born June 23, 1921 in St. Joe, Ohio a son of the late Harry R. and Nora Garloch Smith.
Lawrence was a retired millwright for the former Consolidated Aluminumand Ormet Corporation and a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where he served as a Deacon and the American Legion Post 521 in Shadyside, Ohio and a US Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing in Canada.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-eight years, Grace E. Eikleberry Smith on September 18, 2009, one sister, Clara Mae Jones, one brother, Robert Lee Smith and two infant brothers.
Surviving are two sons, Floyd (May) Smith of Urbana, Ohio and Jeffrey Smith of Pataskala, Ohio and three daughters, Marleen (Jerry) Workman and Rebecca (Paul) Beekman both of Shadyside, Ohio and Lynne (Thomas) Weekley of Alliance, Ohio and one brother, Harold Smith of Winter Haven, Florida. Also twelve grandchildren, two step grandchildren, Brian Weekley, Tracy Reitter, Scott (Debbie) Weekley, Richard (Dana) Garrison, Karen (Randy) Day, Patricia Garrison, Mary Stanson, Bonnie Dillon, Bill (Alec) Smith, Ed Smith, Christopher (Gina) Beekman, Megan (Rob) Fowler, Kenneth (Carrie) Workman and Kim (Todd) Wise, twenty great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm where services will be held on Monday at 11 am with Pastor Eric White officiating. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Full Military Services at 10:45 am at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 75 East 39th Street Shadyside, Ohio 43947.
Share your thoughts and memories with Lawrence’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.