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Harold Mason Smith

August 17, 1927 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 90)


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Harold Mason Smith, 90, of Racine, passed away on, Monday, January 15, 2018 at his residence. Born August 17, 1927 in Chester Township, of Meigs County, the son of the late Ernest and Ethel Salser Smith. He worked on the Great Lakes Freighters, as a Merchant Marine for 5 years and ironically he never learned to swim, he then enlisted in the Army. He was stationed at Fort Belvior, Virginia for two years. He then moved his family back to Meigs Co. in 1957. He retired for Kaiser Aluminum after 25 years. He finished out the rest of his life being an avid farmer, he also enjoyed going to the Meigs County Fair. He was talented in repair and creating object around the farm to make his job easier, as well as raising good quality beef cattle.

He is survived by his wife  JoAnn Cremeans Smith whom he married on December 22, 1983 in Mason, WV, his children, James M. Smith and his wife Diana, of Racine, Connie Templeton and her husband Chuck, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and Eddie Smith and his significant other Redenith Mills, of Racine, a step-daughter, Mary Ann Dillard and her husband Mark, of Pomeroy. Grandchildren, Toby (Tim) Meixner, Eric (Laura) Hill, Shea (Jordan) Meeks,  Lindsey (Jeremy) Garrett, and Joshua Mason (Kayla) Smith, a step-granddaughter, Andrea (Jeff) Lundy, 10 great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and many family members that cared about him that are too numerous to list.

In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his first wife Esther Ash Smith, and brothers, Robert, Delbert, and Oris Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Racine. Full military honors will be provided by the Racine American Legion Post # 602. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Sutton Church Cemetery. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the funeral service on Thursday. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2018

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine
823 Elm Street
Racine, OH 45631

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 18, 2018

2:00 PM
Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine
823 Elm Street
Racine, OH 45631


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