James D. Smith – MIDLAND

James D. Smith, 76, of Midland, died Sunday morning, December 2, 2012, at UPMC – Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born May 28, 1936, in Raccoon Twp., he was a son of the late Dawson J. and Mary Margaret (Morris) Smith. He had worked as an electrician retiring from J&L Steel Company. A veteran serving in the U.S. Navy, he was the former owner of the Book and Bible House in East Liverpool; a member of the Glasgow Lodge 485 F&AM, Shippingport, and a member of the Chapel PCA Church, Brighton Twp.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, RuthAnn (MacChesney) Smith; his father-in-law, James R. Sims; a son, Jonathan T. Cannon; four brothers, Donald, Eugene, Roy and Chuck Smith, and a sister, Pat Brocklebank.

Surviving are his current wife, Shirley C. (Cannon) Smith; his children, Arletta (Scott) Cruzan, Lurinda Smith, Vesta Smith, Clarissa Smith and her boyfriend Pesci, Olivia Smith, Joanna L. (Chuck) Spragg, and Patrick Cannon; his mother-in-law, Flora Mae Sims; his sisters, Emogene White, Virginia (Andy) Mihalik and Agnes (Phil) Davis; sisters-in-law, Barb Smith, Deb Smith, Rose Smith and Jolene (Donald) Krentzman, and seven grandchildren, Jacob Cruzan, Chelsi Cannon, Amanda Wilson, Andrew Cannon, Steven Cannon, Alicia Grey and Alexis Grey.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steven Maker, of the Chapel PCA Church, officiating.

Private burial will be held at the family's convenience.

A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at UPMC Presbyterian and West Hills Health and Rehabilitation for their exceptional care. A personal thank you to Anita at West Hills Health and Rehab Center.

Memorials, in his name, may be made to Allegheny Valley Schools, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108, directed to Program Development Department, in memory of James D. Smith.

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