Lester Eugene Smith, 95, of Wheelersburg, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at River Bend House in Wheelersburg. Lester was born October 23, 1923 in Wheelersburg to the late Albert and Shirley Cook Smith. Lester was retired as an Assembly worker for General Motors and he was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Arlene “Neen” Kegley Smith whom he married October 30, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harland and George Smith and a sister, Janet Beekman. Lester is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Chaplain Larry Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 11:00 – 12:00 on Wednesday. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery with James Dickey Post #23 American Legion in charge of Military Honors. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lester’s name be made to James Dickey Honor Guard. Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.