Rodney R. Smith, Sr.

Rodney R. Smith, Sr.


Rodney Randolph “Red” Smith, Sr., age 81, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Doey’s House Hospice, in Hagerstown, Md.

Born March 14, 1939, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Daniel and Bernice (Lucas) Smith.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army; retired from Mack Trucks, in Hagerstown; and was a member of the UAW. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by a son, Rodney R. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Joan; two grandchildren, Nathan and Abigayle Smith, of Warfordsburg; a brother, Dale Smith, of N.C.; and a sister, Carol Ann Young, of Ky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Daniel Smith.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, Md. Rev. Jeffrey Hawbaker were officiated. Burial, with military honors, followed in the Parkhead Cemetery, in Big Pool, Md.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Orchard Ridge First Church of God, 14128 Ridge Road, Hancock, Md. 21750; or Doey’s House Hospice, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

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