Clyde E. “Red” Smart
Clyde E. “Red” Smart, 78, of Thornville, died unexpectedly on February 25, 2013, while at work.
Red was born January 20, 1935, in Zanesville, the son of the late Charles P. and Lucille Sams Smart.
He was a graduate of Glenford High School, and was employed at the Village Lanes in Thornville for over 41 years. He was a member of the Legend Valley USBC and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2009. Red was a master mechanic and fixed lawnmowers and small engines for people all around the area. He loved people and family to the highest degree.
Red is survived by his children,
Cathy Cremeans of Lancaster, Cindy and Leroy Holland of Thornville, Christopher and Joanne Smart of Somerset, Craig Smart of Jacksonville, FL, Cheryl and David Dodge of Thornville, Cory and Jamie Smart of Newark, and Carrie Smart and fiance’ Jack Campbell of Newark; 21 grandchildren, Tim, Dan, Stephanie (David), Kendra, Jennifer (Ray), Todd (Stephanie), Adam, Monica (Gary), Travis, Megan (Richard), Brant, Jared (Megan), Treg, Parker, Zakk (Kasi), Kody, Jordan, Alissa, Gretchen (Ronnie), Heidi (Chuck) and Gabby; 19 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; two brothers, Darrell (Mary) Smart of Lebanon, Ohio, and Roger (Gaylynn) Smart of Glenford; and one sister, Donna Kinney of Newark.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Connie M. Smart in 2002; and a daughter, Crystal Lynn Smart in 1975.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 with Pastor John Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Brownsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Herb Kreigshaber Memorial Scholarship Fund, 701 Hopewell Drive, Heath, Ohio 43056. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com