PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA.
Delmon Smith Jr., 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla. and formerly of Castalia, died Thursday morning in Faucett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
He was born May 16, 1925, in Williamson, W.Va. "Smitty", as he was known, was a UAW pipefitter for Ford Motor Co. in Sandusky, retiring in 1987, after 30 years of employment. He also owned D. Smith Excavating Co., and Smith's Carpet and Furniture on Bardshar Road in Sandusky. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy in the Caribbean and Brazil. He was a faithful member of Wayside Temple, Castalia, and Murdoch Baptist Church, Port Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Paulene (Baisden) Smith, Port Charlotte; son, Delmon Smith III, Castalia; daughter-in-law, Lori Smith; three grandchildren, Cassie, Courtney, and McKenzie Smith; one great-grandchild, Oliva; and six stepchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline (Lemaster) Smith; parents, Delmon Sr. and Effie Jane (Curry) Smith; daughter, Stephanie; son, David; brother, Wilbur Smith; and two sisters, Glenna Banfield and Alice Allen.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until noon Monday when services will begin in Wayside Temple, 3809 Maple Ave., Castalia; the Rev. Rusty Yost will officiate.
Burial will be in CastaliaCemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wayside Temple, 3809 Maple Ave., Castalia, OH 44824.
Condolences may be made at ransomfuneralhome.com.