Ivan “Junior” Smith age 88 of Smithfield passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022. He was born on September 2, 1933 in Smithville Flats, New York, a son of Ivan Boyd and Rosalea Wood Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Glavanic Smith; children: Bentley Smith, Jolene Smith; 9 brothers and sisters.
Junior was a member of Stonebridge Baptist Church, Morgantown, WV.
He enjoyed driving stock cars, was a collector of model cars and watching westerns.
He is survived by his children: Yvette Wheeler and her husband Kip, Randolph Smith and his wife Robin, Melodie Darnell, Helen McGowan and her husband Chuck, Rosemarie Thompson, Melinda Thurston, Ivan J. Smith and his wife Jennifer, Christina Smith and her husband Tim; father figure to Brandy McGowan; several grandchildren, great grand children and great great grandchildren; oldest of 17 siblings of which 7 survive.
In honoring Junior’s funeral request there will be no visitation or funeral service. The Goldsboro-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., Fairchance, Pa has been entrusted with his final wishes.
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