Martin D. Smith, 88, of Youngsville, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020.
Born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, to the late Emmett and Bessie Clark Smith, Martin was preceded in death by his wife Janet Pierson Smith, in August of 2018. Martin was also preceded in death by all 13 of his brothers and sisters, Sally Johnson, Kenneth Smith, Harold Smith, Mary Johnson, Cary Smith, Gerald Smith, Robert “Bob” Smith, Freeman Smith, Harriett “Hattie” Borton, Alice Huff, Jenny Hebner Loomis, Ivan Smith and Arden Smith.
Martin is survived by his daughter, Donna Smith (Duane) Cude of Kimberly, Alabama, and her son Christopher; his son Gaillard Martin (Carolyn) Smith of Camas, Washington, and their children, Jordan, Carrie, Lucas and Jared, granddaughters, Elliot, Zoey and Amelia; and daughter, Marilee Smith (Troy) Hazeltine, of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, and their children, Paul, Andy, Alisen and Cyrus. Martin is also survived by a number of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Together with his wife, Martin spent much of his retirement in service to their relatives and friends in need.
He was employed by Dahlstrom’s Manufacturing Company in Jamestown, New York, for over 35 years before he retired.
For most of his adult years, he attended Free Methodist Church in Youngsville. When he and Janet moved to Warren after their retirement, they attended Faith Fellowship Church of God. He also often attended Wrightsville Community Church during his lifetime.
Martin enjoyed singing and playing gospel and country music on his guitar, and he blessed countless friends, family members, and churchgoers with his music and his wit.
Burial will be at Warren County Memorial Park. There will be no funeral service at this time. The family, however, is planning a memorial service, with details to be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.