Vernon Lee Smith
New Haven,West Virginia

Vernon Lee Smith went to be with the Lord February 2, 2021, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab Center. He was 89 years young. Born April 27, 1931 in Jewel Ridge,Tazwell County, VA, he was the son of Isaiah Isaac and Allah Edna (Nease) Smith. He resided in New Haven, WV

Vernon was a 1950 graduate of Wahama High School. He served in the US Army in the 1st Calvary in the army and was veteran of the Korean War during which he was awarded a Purple Heart. Vernon was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 140 and the VFW post 9926. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood, WV.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend of 43 years, Janet Ruth (Williams) Smith. He was also preceded by his second wife of 3 years, Rosalie (Wise) Smith, brothers Arthur Smith, Lloyd Smith and sister Marian Gregg. Also preceding his death was his grandson Reid Ord. Vernon's survivors include his sister Connie Smith of Darwin OH, his 4 children Lora Lea (Dicky) Ord of New Haven, Mark Shayne (Teri) Smith of Kenova, Amanda Ellen Jarrell (fiancé John Greer) of New Haven and Bradford Lee (Cynthia) Smith of West Columbia, WV. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also special friends William and Jane Bird, and Pat Layne.

Vernon will be missed by many friends and loved ones. He was a special person who had the greatest sense of humor and always a big smile. Vernon was a big supporter of the Wahama Band and Wahama Baseball when his children attended high school. His greatest hobby was gardening and his berry patch. Vernon received many blue ribbons at the Mason county fair of which he was very proud. At one time he was active with the Mason County Farm Museum and the Mason County Right to Life. Vernon was a member of Fairview Bible Church and attended Broad Run Lutheran and St Paul Lutheran churches throughout his life.

Private family services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church of Broad Run. Burial will follow at Broad Run Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 140 and the V.F.W. Post 9926.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Vernon Smith, to the Broad Run Cemetery, 102 Dewhurst Road, Letart WV 25253

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