John Delbert Smith, 80, of Alliance, Ohio, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, May 18, 2003 in the Akron City Hospital, Akron.

He was born March 26, 1923, at Newton, Roane County, a son of the late James and Bertha Keen Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rose Carper Smith on the 26th of December 2000; one sister and ten brothers.

Mr. Smith was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Goodyear Aerospace Plant in Akron.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Lee, Ronnie Keith and Roger Neal Smith all of Akron; three daughters, Brenda Kay Davoli of Shinnston, Patricia Ann Crihfield of Akron and Deborah Lynn Webb of Alvarado, Texas; one brother, Homer Smith of Ransonville, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, W.Va. with the Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Amma Cemetery, Amma, W.Va.