Alan Mitchell Smith

Alan Mitchell Smith, 72, of Belpre, died April 19, 2013, at 2:10 p.m., at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born on April 17, 1941, on Bethel Ridge near Plantsville, to the late Guy and Zelica Lewis Smith, and graduated from the Ames-Bern High School in 1959.

He worked as a maintenance supervisor in the Teflon Division for 33 years at DuPont Chemical in Parkersburg. He was a member of Whitman Chapel AME Church in Belpre. He loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycles, basketball, golf and was a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan.

He is survived by his wife, whom he married on June 5, 1993, Anna Loraine Dalton Smith of the home; one son, Alan M. Smith Jr. (Amanda) of Belpre; two daughters, Beth Schwartz (Steve) of Longview, Wash., and Zelisha Butler (Randy) of Salem, Ore.; one stepson, Eric Griffin (Gisa) of Carrolton, Texas; one stepdaughter, Cynthia Griffin of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Ellen Tate of Belpre; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Guy “Sonny” Smith.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bethel Wesleyan Church near Bartlett, with the Rev. Terry Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery near Amesville. Friends may call on the family 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill.

Donations may be made to Whitman Chapel AME Church Fellowship Hall, P.O. Box 67, Belpre, OH 45717.

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