Ernest Franklin Smith, 67, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday July 25, 2014 at SOMC Hospice.
He was born April 10, 1947 to the late Jim and Clara Smith of Sciotoville. He is also preceded in death by a son, Ernest Franklin Smith Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith of New Boston, his children; Crystal D. Smith, Joseph Smith, Lynn Messer, Jonathan Messer, Angel Smith, and Travis Smith, all of Portsmouth, 17 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings; Bonnie Mollett of Franklin Furnace,
Norene Neff ( Manuel) of Wellston, Mark Smith ( Becky) of Rubyville, Chris Smith ( Diane) of Minford, and Dovie Havens (Burley) of Sciotoville, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be 12 noon Saturday August 2, 2014 at Harrison Cemetery on Swauger Valley Rd with Bob Mefford officiating.
Melcher Funeral Home in Portsmouth is handling the arrangements.