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W. Kimber Smith

Sep 21, 2010


W. Kimber Smith, 78, of 5673 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, was received into the arms of his Lord on Sunday, September 19, 2010, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

Born December 8, 1931 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Chester and Mildred (Michael) Smith. On November 17, 1951 he married his wife of 58 years, the former Joanne Clark, who survives.

A 1949 graduate of Muncy High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 29, 1951, where he served aboard the U.S.S. Markab during the Korean War. Following his dischage on March 25, 1955, Kimber started a career as a welder with his father in the family business, C. M. Smith Welding Co. In 1993 he retired from Andritz Sprout Bauer in Muncy, where he was employed as a millwright. He then worked for Zartman Construction in Sunbury for six years.

Kimber was a member of Muncy Lodge #299, F&AM; the Williamsport Consistory; and the Roland Ritter Post #268, American Legion, Muncy.

He was a lifelong member of St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muncy, where he was active in church affairs.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, David W. Smith and Kim M. (Susan) Smith, all of Muncy, and Stephen J. Smith of Williamsport; one daughter, Susan D. (Jonathan) Klotz of Williamsport; two sisters, Norma Stackhouse and Alma (Donald) Reitz, all of Muncy; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Thomas R. Smith, who died in 1999.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 23, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Burial with full military honors followed in Muncy Cemetery.

Friends were received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

The family provided the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756, or the American Cancer Society Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com