George R. (Red) Smith Sr.

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    - Russell Smith
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    - George Smith
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    - Wayne Smith
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    - George & Cathy Smith
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    - James Kitchen
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George R. (Red) Smith Sr., 82, of Newark, Del., passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, in Christiana Hospital, Newark.

Born July 25, 1935, in Mountain Top, he was one of 14 children of the late William and Barbara Drasher Smith. He served his country in the Marine Corps.

He owned and operated Red's Getty Station in New Castle, Del., for approximately 10 years and later worked at Diamond Print Shop, Wilmington, until retiring.

Red also resided in Florida for 18 years, where he belonged to American Legion Post 312 as well as Sons of the American Legion in Oneco and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bradenton. He returned to live in Delaware in 2013.

He was a member of New Castle United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Myrtle Ceasar, Elizabeth Kitchen and Mary Kishbaugh, and a brother, James Smith.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Hankey; a daughter, Nancy Brown (James) of Glasgow, Del.; and two sons, George Smith Jr. (Mary) and Russell Smith, both of Newark, Del. He also has nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Thomas, Robert, Charles, Richard and William Smith; four sisters, Barbara Lewis, Lillian Egbert, Dorothy Balliet and Lois Kania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Roger C. Noss Jr., pastor of Mount Moriah United Methodist Charge, officiating.

Interment will follow in Newport Cemetery, Newport Center.

Viewing and calling hours will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.


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Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 E Broad St
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-5370
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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 14, 2018
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