James D. Smith, 76
MIDLAND - James D. Smith, 76 of Midland, died Sunday morning Dec. 2, 2012 at UPMC - Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born May 28, 1936, in Raccoon Twp., he was a son of the late Dawson J. and Mary Margaret (Morris) Smith. He had worked as an electrician retiring from J&L Steel Company. A veteran serving in the U.S. Navy, he was the former owner of the Book and Bible House in East Liverpool; a member of the Glasgow Lodge 485 F&AM, Shippingport, and a member of the Chapel PCA Church, Brighton Twp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, RuthAnn (MacChesney) Smith; his father-in-law, James R. Sims; a son, Jonathan T. Cannon; four brothers, Donald Eugene, Roy and Chuck Smith and a sister, Pat Brocklebank.
He is survived by his current wife, Shirley C. (Cannon) Smith; his children, Arlotta (Scott) Cruzan, Lurinda, Vesta, and Clarissa Smith and her boyfriend Pesci, Olivia Smith, Joanna L. (Chuck) Spragg and Patrick Cannon; his mother-in-law, Flora Mae Sims; his sisters, Emogene White, Virginia (Andy) Mihalik and Agnes (Phil) Davis; sisters-in-law, Barb, Deb and Rose Smith and Jolene (Donald) Krentzman, and seven grandchildren, Jacob Cruzan, Cholsi Cannon, Amanda Wilson, Andrew and Steven Cannon, Alicia and Alexis Grey.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at McConnell Funeral Home, 447 Pine Street, Hookstown, Pa. Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Steven Maker of the Chapel PCA Church, officiating.
Private burial will be held at the family's convenience.
A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at UPMC Presbyterian and West Hills Health and Rehabilitation for their exceptional care. A personal thank you to Anita at West Hills Health and Rehab Center.
Memorials, may be made to Allegheny Valley Schools, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, Pa. 15108, directed to Program Development Department, in memory of James D. Smith.