Smith, George E

George Edward Smith, 85, of Kenova, W.Va, beloved husband, father, brother, friend and child of God, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 22, 2021. George Ed was born on February 22, 1936 to the late Edward and Maxine Taylor Smith. He was a graduate of Buffalo High School. He retired from J.H. Fletcher & Company after 44 years of service. After retirement he worked for Griffith & Feil Drug Store and volunteered for the Good Samaritan Center in Kenova. George Ed was a proud veteran who served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church and he attended Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. He was a wonderful Christian man who loved to spread the love of Christ to everyone he met. He was kind, caring, and generous. He loved his entire family with all his heart and he was loved equally in return. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Zelda Hatten and Nadine Hughes; and his mother and father-in-law, Palma and Jay Workman. Survivors include his wife, Delores “Dody” Workman Smith, whom he loved and adored for 65 years; four children, George E. “Peewee” (Kathy Riley) Smith, II, Doug (Kim) Smith, Todd (Missy) Smith and Beth (John) Gover; grandchildren, Lakin (Zev) May, Kelsey (Cody) Wallace, Paige Smith, Tyler (Olivia) Smith, Brooke Smith, Harrison and Hamilton Gover; great grandchildren, Jaden May, Jemma May, Jorgi May and Maiara Smith; two sisters, Katherine Trivett and Peggy Ball; a special nephew, Matthew Workman; two special cousins, Marcella Canterbury and Wanda Wellman and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends; two special caregivers, Rocky and Evelyn Wolfe. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their care of George Ed. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, W.Va. 25702. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Cook, Pastor Scott Byard and Pastor Zach Johnson officiating. Visitation will be two hours before the service. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. sorry to hear about Gorge Ed

    in reading the obituary I noticed they forget to mention another sister: Wanda Eastham who lives in Ocoee, Florida today she buried her oldest daughter, May God be with you in this trying time

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