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Bruce Smith

April 2, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

SMITH, Bruce, age 54, of New Martinsville, WV, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

He was born April 4, 1958 in Ripley, WV, the son of the late William Reger and Betty Jean Wilson Smith.

Bruce was a patrolman with the New Martinsville Police Department; a member of the WV Blue Knights Chapter 2; Wetzel No. 39 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge; and the North Baptist Church in New Martinsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Lee Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kim Drain Smith; a son, Steven Cole Smith; a daughter, Erin Danielle Smith, and a granddaughter, Emily Grace Baker, all of New Martinsville; four sisters, Lynette Williams of Wheeling, WV, Jo Sutton of Houston, TX, Barbara (Joe) Burdine of Weirton, WV and Melissa (John) Hengstler of St. Augustine, FL; a brother, William Alan Smith of Wheeling; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with Blue Knight Services at 7:45 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles Halsey officiating.

Interment to follow in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rosenbaum Family House, Medical Center Drive, P.O. Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26506-8228.

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