Emmons Bliss Smith, 82 - Arnoldsburg

Emmons Bliss Smith, 82, of Arnoldsburg, WV died October 6, 2012 at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Systems after an extended illness.

Emmons was born December 8, 1929, in Calhoun County, WV a son of the late Spurgeon Smith and Enid Cooper Smith. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant brother.

Emmons is survived by his wife of 48 years, Genevieve Smith; his children, Randal (Kandas) Smith of Millstone and Shelley (Joe) Lynch of Arnoldsburg; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Makayla Smith of Millstone and Trevor and Reagan Lynch of Arnoldsburg; five brothers, Calvin Smith of Michigan, Jack and John Smith of Ohio, Richard and Lowell (Rita) Smith of Missouri; three sisters, Patricia (Ken) DeBow of Missouri, Dormal Meeks of Florida and Ruby Thompson of Mississippi.

He had an AB degree from Glenville State College and a Masters degree from West Virginia State University. He was a school principal and teacher for 37 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 with overseas duty in Japan. He was an avid cattle farmer and timber buyer. He loved deer hunting and spending time with his family. He was baptized by Kenneth Cruikshank and reaffirmed his faith in God recently.

Funeral services will be held Thursday October 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with the Rev. Rick Metheney and Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

Interment will be in the Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery at Mt. Zion. Friends may call at the funeral from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday October 10th.