Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Friday, September 4th, 1936 - Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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Ronald “Sam” A. Smith, 83, of Mercersburg, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Born September 4, 1936 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late John A. and Mildred Miller Smith.

Sam started working for Rockwell’s Sawmill in 1948 at the age of 12. On December 28, 1953, he married Jean Smith in Hagerstown, Maryland. Sam worked for RH Lumber Company, Appalachian Stone Quarry, Grove Manufacturing, and the Tuscarora School District. He enjoyed the outdoors, specifically at flea markets, and spending time with his family. He was a fan of the Washington Nationals Baseball team, and also enjoyed coaching softball. Sam was a fan of NASCAR, dirt track and drag racing.

Sam was a member of the Mercersburg Sportsmen’s and the Charlestown United Methodist Church.

Sam is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean Smith of Mercersburg, and two daughters, Connie M. Shives of St. Thomas, and Cathy J. Mills of Chambersburg. Sam is survived by two grandchildren, Mechele L. Shives of St. Thomas and Randy N. Jones of Newville. Surviving siblings include Jean L. (Dean) Pine, Janet L.(Roger) Witmer, Lew F. (Nellie) Smith, and Barbara E. (John) Jarrett.

Sam is preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy L. Keefer, his son, Michael A. Smith, son-in-law Ronnie J. Shives, and his brother Tommy T. Smith.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Charlestown United Methodist Church.

The family will schedule a service later at their convenience.

Arrangements by Lininger- Fries Funeral Home
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Brent Saunders

Posted at 06:34pm
As everyone knows, Sam was a good & decent man. He exuded love of God, family & country. A man who counted the days when the World Series was over & spring training would start again. A person who you looked forward to see & missed if he was absent. Sam was a salt of the earth person who made America & his community a better place. He will be missed.

Cathy Mills

Posted at 06:26pm
My hero he will always be

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