Loyle Thomas "LT" Smith Sr., 85, a resident of Holbrook's Nursing Home, Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Holbrook's Nursing Home.
He was born in Upshur County.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas J. and Laura Alkire Smith; his wife, JoAnn Miller Smith; granddaughter, Marcella Dawn Allman; and brother, Rex Smith.
LT is survived by his son, Loyle Thomas Smith Jr. and wife, Janet, of Lorentz; four daughters, Vicki Hammel and husband, William, of Bristol, Va., Diane Allman of Buckhannon, Kay Snyder and husband, Steve, of Rock Cave and Beverly Lewis and husband, Tim, of Tallmansville; adopted son, Scott Miller Smith of Florida; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; former spouse, Shirley L. Clark Hershman of Fairmont; and sister, JoAnn Betler and husband, Jack, of New Bern, N.C.
He was a mechanic, retiring from Upshur Coal Co., and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon, where services will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the