The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 6, 2013

William K. Smith

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — William Keith Smith, age 64, of W. Prospect Road, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at Ashtabula County Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born Dec. 24, 1948, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of William R. and Harriett Jean (Peats) Smith and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life.

Prior to a medical retirement, he worked as a fusion operator for Perfection Corp. A true “motorhead”, he loved classic cars, motorcycles, and drag racing. He participated for years in the Demolition Derby at the Ashtabula and Lake County  Fairs and was so proud of his 1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible.

A member of the Army Navy Union and former member of the Ashtabula Eagles, he also enjoyed old country music and being with his family.

His survivors include his wife of 40 years, Delores (Gear), whom he married March 24, 1973; children, William Lee Smith of Arizona, Cathy West of Ashtabula and Ronald (Sherry) Herron of Montrose, W.Va.; three grandsons, Tylor, Isaac and Zachary; four brothers, John (Lori), James, Joseph and Jeff (Linda) Smith, all of Ashtabula; four sisters, Bessie (Craig) Neuman of Geneva, Jessie Smith of Ashtabula, Mary (Larry)  Verdi of Palmetto, Fla. and Janice (Ray) Henton of Ashtabula; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Calling Hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 7th, and 11 a.m. to 12 Noon, Monday, July 8th, at ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500  W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula.

Service will be held 12 Noon, Monday, July 8th, at the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Roberts, Pastor of Pentecostal Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

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