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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 965-3331
Fax: 304-965-5238
Glenn W.

Glenn W. "Bill" Smith

Tuesday, October 25th, 1932 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Glenn W. (Bill) Smith, 87, of Big Chimney/ Elkview WV & Naples, FL went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 1, 2020 with his loving wife by his side. Bill was born October 25, 1932 in Charleston, WV at St. Francis Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, O.V. and Beulah G. Caldwell Smith.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Wilma Lea Smith and brother James C. Smith (and the late Barbara J. Smith).

He is survived by children Bobby Smith (Julie) of Big Chimney, WV; Lynn Kelley (David) of Salisbury, NC; and Mary Joseph (Rick) of Charleston, WV. Grandchildren: Kristin Hallman (Daniel), Samantha Hill (Marcus), Kayla Brown (Rudy), Kaytlyn and Jay Joseph, Travis Massey (Karen) and Wesley Massey ( Jessica) and numerous great grandchildren.

Bill graduated in 1950 from Elkview High School. He attended Glenville State College where he was Freshman Class President. He transferred to Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston) and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing.

Bill and James went into business in 1955 through the wise advice of their father O.V. Smith. The family business in Big Chimney has prospered since 1928 to encompass not only three Foodfair Supermarkets, but also a True Value Hardware store, Carpet One store and Appliance, Mattress and Furniture store. Bill was president of O.V. Smith and Sons Retail since 1955 and Vice President of Real Estate development since 1965. The Smith family along with their Retail interest is involved in commercial Real Estate including, Warehouses, Distribution Centers and shopping centers throughout the state of WV.

Bill was a 57 year member of #202 Elks Lodge, 50 year mason of Masonic Lodge #20, Scottish Rite, Beni Kedem Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Bluebird Motor Home group, Fleet Admiral for the Great Kanawha River Navy and former longtime member of Charleston Boat Club & Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. He was 1994 finalist with Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year and NGA Spirit of American Award. He was past president of WV Retail Grocers Association and numerous other civic organizations. Bill attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

His enjoyments were spending time with family, worldwide traveling, RV camping, boating and being a proud Mountaineer.

Special consideration goes to the loyal employees of O.V. Smith and Sons and Dr. William L. Harris for being his lifelong family physician.

Visitation will be Monday October 5, 2020 from 6-8pm at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, WV.

Funeral will be Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 1pm at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Pastor Lee
Swor.

Burial will be at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney with Masonic Graveside Rites.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to church or organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    Address
    58 Mt. Pleasant Dr.
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    Address
    58 Mt. Pleasant Dr.
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Lee Swor
  • Interment

    Location
    Elk Hills Memorial Park
    Address
    4705 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Big Chimney , WV
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Bobbi Clay

Posted at 10:41am
Bobby deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your father. I remember him walking the store in Big Chimney when I worked there during high school. He always spoke to his employees.
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Posted at 08:31am
we wish to send the family of Bill Smith our deepest thoughts and prayers May God bless the family in their loss with comfort.
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Lisa Smalley

Posted at 08:01pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind man and pillar of the community, he will be missed! Prayers for the family.
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Jim and Sue Damron

Posted at 05:39pm
Wilma and family,
So saddened to hear about Bill. Gosh, what a treasure he has been to our community all these decades!
We are praying God's strength and blessing and comfort during these difficult days. Isaiah 41:10 says: "So do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Hang in there! God bless and keep you!
Jim and Sue Damron
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