Harold Smart

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XENIA - Harold W. Smart, age 98, of Xenia, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. He was born February 23, 1917 in Seaman, Ohio the son of William Edward and Lillie Olive Kennedy Smart. Mr. Smart was a US Army veteran, and life member of the VFW Xenia Post. He attended the Ford Motor Company Institute and worked as a manager with the Ford Motor Company. He had also been active with Real Estate Sales. He married Geneva L. Earl on February 6, 1936. She preceded him in death after 75 years of marriage on September 23, 2011. Together with his wife, they opened their home to provide foster care for 10 children. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father, William E. Smart; mother, Lillie Olive (Kennedy) Smart-Prather; 3 brothers and a sister. He is survived by his daughter: Amber G. (Dennis) Johnson; grandchildren: Jesse Salyers Sr. and Tara R. Poteet; 3 great grandchildren: Jesse Salyers, Jr., Harmony Poteet, and Melody Poteet; and a brother: Eddie Smart of Martinsville, OH. Funeral services will be held 1:30 PM Tuesday, August 4th at the McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Interment to follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Published in Fairborn Daily Herald from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2015
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