Ernest Smith

July 16, 1943 - September 30, 2020
Ernest Smith

Ernest W. “Ernie” Smith passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at his home in Negley, OH., following a lengthy illness. Ernie was born on July 16, 1943 in Staunton, VA the son of the late Charles Newman Smith and the late Olga Helphenstein Smith.

Ernie lived in this area since 1976. He served in the United States Airforce. After his time in the service he received his Airframe and Power Plant license. He began working as an Air Mechanic for US Airways. Ernie retired in 2000. After retiring Ernie enjoyed solving mechanical problems, dancing, boating, fishing, football, car racing, and rugby.

Those left behind to cherish his memories are: Bertha Trombley Smith, his wife of 55 years, whom me married in October 1965; his son, Ernest W (Olga) Smith, of Charlotte, NC; two daughters: Laurie Marsden, and her companion, Philip, of Rogers, OH., and Korianne (Steven) Smith, of St. Augustine, FL. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Tyler Smith, Kyle (Nicole) Smith, Cheyenne (Jordan) Fetty and Morley Marsden, and his companion, Tara. Also surviving are his two great-grandchildren Rhett and Taje.

Along with his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his brother, Charles “Mike” Smith.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11AM at CARE Funeral Home-Martin Chapel (formerly Martin MacLean Altmeyer) in Calcutta, with Pastor Robert Sylvies of The First Nazarene Church officiating. Following the service, the Tri-State Burial Group will be present to accord full military honors. Visitation will be Monday, October 5, 2020 from 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM and up to the time of service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation PO Box 1848 Longmont, CO 80502.

In compliance with Ohio State Regulations and in connection to the COVID-19 public health crisis, masks and social distancing will be observed.


Service

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

Visitation

Monday, October 5, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

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  • October 03, 2020
    Sandra Meyer says:
    I'm glad we had all the fun times with you down in Pine and I'm sure going to miss hanging out with you buddy. Love to you and the family Bert, Tom & Sandy Meyer

  • October 03, 2020
    Jack Kudary says:
    Earnie was a very good friend to me. He offered his help when he was going through his final treatments. He would laugh at me when l asked if he was ok. Earnie always push me to "Get something done". I will never forget the friendship he showed the guidance he gave and the humor he always shared.

  • October 04, 2020
    Tammy Pease says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for all of you. The good Lord will help get you all through this very trying time.

  • October 04, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Ernest W. Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Ernest W. Smith, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • October 05, 2020
    Cheryl Macek says:
    We will miss Ernie. A one of a kind guy that would always be there when needed.