Harvey M. Smith
February 09, 1930 ‒ March 05, 2016
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Harvey M. Smith, 86, of Mount Gilead, passed from this life 9:18 am, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at his residence, following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born February 9, 1930, in Morrow County the son of the late Elbert Smith and the late Ida Earl Smith. On August 29, 1952 he married Ethel Grenfell who preceded him in death October 30, 2013.
Also surviving are a son Richard Smith, Venice, FL, son and daughter in law Bob and Sue Smith, Chillicothe, grandchildren Janet Lynn Smith, James Travis (Emily) Smith, Melissa (Chad Roll) Greenwood, Cain Smith and Kevin Smith, great grandchildren Isabella Petry, Jacob Petry, Jordan Demarco, Kennedy Smith, Atlantis Smith, Clayton Smith, and Landen Smith, one sister Rachel Gilbert, Chula Vista, CA, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents, wife, and four brothers, Donald, Harold, Cecil, and Floyd Smith preceded him in death.
Harvey was retired from HPM and his private business of refrigeration and appliance repair. He was the Boy Scoutmaster for Troop 56 for many years, and was very proud of many members of the Troop. He was very active in the AMVETS organization where he served many years as finance officer for the local Post 87 and the District and State AMVETS. He was active in many other organizations such as the Morrow County Antique Tractor Club and the Morrow County Beekeepers Association. One of his proudest memberships was with the Morrow County Joint Veterans Council, where he was treasurer, assisted with the placement of bricks, and helped with maintaining the Memorial. Harvey had a knack for fixing things, being helpful, and continuing an argument just for the sake of arguing. He will be missed by many folks of Morrow County.
The Smith family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the active duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Joint Veterans Council, P.O. Box 48, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Harvey’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com or www.fawcett-palmer.com.