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William L. "Bill" Smythe

December 24, 1941 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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William L. "Bill" Smythe Obituary

William L. “Bill” Smythe, 82, of Brilliant, OH, passed away peacefully Friday March 15, 2024 at Weirton Medical Center.

He was born December 24, 1941, in Steubenville, OH, son of the late Adrian H. and Julia T. (Kimak) Smythe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Smythe; his second wife, Sharon “MiMi” Smythe; two infant brothers, James and Robert Smythe; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Bill was a master electrician and he worked at the Cardinal Plant for many years then went out on his own to do electrical work for people, he also worked out of the electrical union hall and was a journeyman.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Bill was a very active member of the Brilliant American Legion Post 573. He held many offices, some of which include commander and 10th district commander. He was also a member of the Jefferson County Veterans Association and was nominated for Veteran of the Year. Bill was a member and the Commodore of the Brilliant Boat Club. Bill was a man of strong faith in the Lord, he was a member of the Brilliant Christian Church and attended the Brilliant Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by four children, Kimberly (Keith) Gardner of Brilliant, OH, Patricia Ann Kenny of Tallapoosa, GA, Darla Robinson of Mingo Junction, OH and Thomas (Tina) Zook of Wintersville, OH; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Wheeler Funeral Home 712 Third St., Brilliant, OH, on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. His funeral service will start at 7:00 p.m. with Military Honors by the Brilliant American Legion then funeral services by Kenny Kourim, Jr.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheeler Funeral Homes
712 Third Street
Brilliant, OH 43913

Military Honors
Tuesday
March 19, 2024

7:00 PM
Wheeler Funeral Homes
712 Third Street
Brilliant, OH 43913

Funeral Service
Tuesday
March 19, 2024

7:05 PM
Wheeler Funeral Homes
712 Third Street
Brilliant, OH 43913

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