Arthur W. Smith Jr.

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TROY — Arthur W. Smith, Jr., age 83 of Troy, OH passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy following an extended illness. He was born in Kenova, WV on March 25, 1931 to the late Arthur W. and Nellie (Malcom) Smith, Sr. His wife of more than 59 years, Ada C. (Ball) Smith, survives.

Arthur is also survived by three children and their spouses: Pamela and Scott Simpson of Walled Lake, MI, Arthur W. and Lynn Smith III of Troy, OH and Joy and Robert Kobe of Overland Park, KS; seven grandchildren: Joshua, Jennifer, Brandon, Kenny, Stephanie, Caitlin and Laura; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Violet Deskins, Wilbur Smith, Francis Hern, Ormal Smith, Bob Smith and Betty Ferguson.

Arthur was a graduate of Ceredo Kenova High School, Kenova, WV and Huntington Business School. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Piqua, OH. Arthur was a devoted Sunday school director with Southern Baptist Churches for more than half of his life. He retired from GATX in 1991 after more than 40 years of faithful service.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Victory Baptist Church in Piqua, OH with Pastor Phillip P. DeLorme officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, OH. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baird Funeral Home of Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church Food Pantry, 1601 South Street, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Troy Daily News from May 20 to May 21, 2014