William "Eddie" Smart Jr., 76, of Martinsville, passed December 21, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He was born October 8, 1943 in Martinsville, and was a 1961 graduate of Martinsville High School.
After 30 + years of working for ODOT he retired in 1999. Eddie was a proud member of the ODD Fellows organization, inducted in on June 1st, 1961, and serving as Grand Master in 1983. He was also the caretaker of the Martinsville IOOF Cemetery since 1975, taking over those duties from his father. He enjoyed bowling, was an avid Reds fan, and loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in various sports, watching Heather in Karate class, to wrestling matches for both Cam & Court to numerous golf matches for Cam and fastpitch ball for Court; rarely missing a game. He also got to enjoy watching his great grandson Zach play soccer and t-ball.
He is survived by his wife, Lanna whom he married June 24, 1963 and two children, Michaelle (Charlie) Carson and Michael Smart; 3 Grandchildren, Heather Carson, and twins Cameron and Courtney Smart. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Zachery and Belle; sister-in-law, Linda (Bill) Smart, Aunt, Clella Leggett, several nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, Eddie is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Willard (Dorothy) Smart, Harold (Geneva) Smart, and Donald Bill (Linda) Smart.
Services will be held at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Rev. James Weible officiating. Interment will follow in the Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Martinsville, Ohio.
Friends will be received at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Contributions in Eddie's memory may be made to the Foster J. Boyd MD, Regional Cancer Center. To sign the online guest book, go to edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.
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