TSGT Paul Smith, Jr., (USAF Ret), 82, of Spencer

TSGT Paul Smith, Jr., (USAF Ret), 82, of Spencer, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at home.

He was born May 29, 1935, at Harman, Randolph County, a son of the late Paul W. and Mamie Gloria Pennington Smith, Jr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Smith; sister, Helen Arbogast; and stepson, John Short.

TSGT Smith is a retired 20 year decorated veteran of the USAF. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Force Commendation Medal w/1 OLC, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/3OLC, the Air Force Longevity Service Award w/4 OLC. After retirement, he was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith; daughter, Donna Riffle of Elkins; son, Paul C. Smith also of Elkins; stepdaughter, Donna Stelmack of Spencer; stepsons, Marshall Short, Jr. and Robert Short both of Longmont, Col. And Jeremy Ibbeson of Clarksburg; sisters, Peggy Smith of Cabins, Jessie Pratt of Broadway, Va., Mary Parkinson of Atwater, Ohio, Ruth Kline of Linville, Va. and Kathy Black of Harman; brothers, Richard Smith of Mt. Crawford, Va., Stanley Smith of Teague, Texas, Dean Smith of Red Creek and Gary Smith of Dry Fork.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 30 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Russell B. Stump officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 1 at the West Virginia National Cemetery, 42 Veterans Memorial Lane, Grafton, WV 26354, with full military honors.

The visitation will be from 3-5 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com