Steven W. Smith, 58, of Weirton, passed, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a 2-month battle with complications of COVID-19.
Born, January 29, 1963, in Cleveland, OH., he is a son of Elizabeth Wilson Smith of Chester and the late Kelly B. Smith Jr.
Steve was a graduate of Oak Glen High School Class of 1981. He earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Kent State University. He was employed at Weirton Medical Center until becoming ill.
Steve was passionate about the outdoors, whether it be hunting, camping, fishing, trapping, or metal detecting. He marketed in traditional archery business for over 25 years. He was an amazing storyteller. Steve loved to give bear hugs and had a great sense of humor. He was a trusted friend to many. He was an “old soul” who would have loved to live two hundred years ago. Steve cherished his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderful- “Pappy”.
He will be deeply missed by his son, Ethan Garrett Smith of OH., stepson, Dustin Lucas and his wife Bianca of NC., stepdaughter, Lacey Lucas of Chester; daughter-in-law, Carlena Smith; siblings, Kelly McFadden of Hurricane, WV., Jeffery Smith (Robbin) of Chester, William Smith (Karen) of East Liverpool, Rebecca Meily (Elwood) of Melrose, FL., Linda Rudibaugh (Rande) of East Liverpool, Larry Smith (Kitty) of Cocoa, FL. and Diane Shafer (Rick) of Wellsville. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Isabelle and Autumn Lucas, Bliss, and Meadow Smith.
Robert Fulton will celebrate Steve’s life, Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM, at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home, Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 6-8:00 PM and Friday, April 9, 2021, from 2-4:00 PM and 6-8:00 PM.
Steve’s family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers, and support during this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to National Field Archery Association Foundation-Scholarship Fund, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD., 57078
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