Earl R. Smith, 92 of Hopedale, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at Gable Care Center in Hopedale, Ohio. He was born July 13, 1924 in New Holland, Ohio a son of the late George and Ivy Coy Smith. He was a retired coal miner having worked Y&O Nelms #2 Mine and a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Hopedale Church of Christ, the UMWA and VFW.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Ada Writesel Smith; his former wife, Betty Waller Smith; 2 sons: Richard and Mark Smith; 2 brothers, Marvin and George Smith and 2 sisters, Mary Jeffries and Ruby Williams. Surviving are 3 daughters: Linda (James) Kelley of Scio, Kay (Reed) Wilson and Jane (Walter) Lippian all of Palm Coast, Fla.; a stepson, Bill Richards of Hopedale; a stepdaughter, Renee McAfee of Hopedale; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 7-9 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be Friday at 10:00 with Pastor Michael Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com .