Glenn Edward Smith
11 Aug 1944 - 27 Jan 2023
Glenn Edward Smith, 78, of Hillside Dr., New Paris, went to be with his loved ones in Heaven on Jan. 27, 2023 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.
Glenn Edward Smith was born Aug. 11, 1944 to the late Cloy William and Ethel Mae (Wolfe) Smith at his maternal grandparents, John and Alice (Gordon) Wolfe’s home in Fishertown, PA.
On Aug. 5, 1978 in Schellsburg, PA, Glenn married his beloved wife Charlotte Jane (Grabill) Smith, who passed on Sep. 5, 2015.
Glenn was the father of six children, he is survived by his daughters: Tammy S. Smith, fiance of Rich DeBone Jr of New Paris; Tina L. Smith, fiance of Karl D. Martin of Alum Bank; a daughter-in-law, Michelle (Hoyt) Smith married to the late William G. Smith; he also has a son and two daughters from a previous marriage.
He was the proud grandfather of: Amanda Dawn Smith, wife of Bobby Dunmeyer; Jessica L. Layton, fiance of Tyler Bartholow; Alissa L. Smith; Levi G. Claar; Dusti (Smith), wife of Thomas VanMeter; Shanda (Simmons), wife of Josh Semsick; Kirstie Smith-Morris, wife of Dwaine D. Morris, also another grandson. Step-grandsons: Christopher Svencer, Matt & Tyler DeBone and Christian & Logan Krug. His great-grandchildren: Nevaeh, Nevanaeh, Nelyze, Joddan, Jaxxan, Ronan, Jaymazan, Neyhlani and Jhettzan Dunmeyer; Brayden Bartholow; Whiautt and Waylon VanMeter; Koen Swartz, Kash Taylor; Lyrik Smith and a step great-granddaughter Ciara Morris.
Glenn was the oldest brother to his five siblings who survive him: Jean Ann George; Betsy, wife of Robert “Gitch” Lamison Sr; Bernard Smith Sr, husband of Lilli (Frick); Linda, wife of John Roy and Janet, wife of Mark Fleegle. Glenn was fortunate to have two aunts surviving: Shirley (Wolfe), wife of Russell Oldham and Joann (Smith), wife of Kenneth Claycomb. There are also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and family that were very special to him.
Glenn was preceded in death by his loving wife, Charlotte (2015); their son, William Glenn Smith on Dec. 3, 2021; an infant twin of his daughter Tina (1974); his mother, Ethel (1977); his father, Cloy (2016); brother-in-law, Edward George Jr. (2018); three nephews: Bernard “Bernie” Smith Jr. (2010); Kevin George (2021); Brenton Smith and a niece, Melinda Smith. He was also preceded in death by his very special Aunt Dorothy (Wolfe) Rowzer in 2021 and his Uncle Harry Wolfe and his wife Marcia (Smith) Wolfe both in 2022.
Glenn was a life-long truck driver who was extremely proud of his work and would tell stories constantly about all the places he’d haul to and from. He began working for Doc Knisley in Alum Bank running tractors and working the fields for him as a young boy. He then started working and cutting timber for Roy Callihan for a few years after Roy started his Lumber Logging Business. He began working in Munson, Windber, Cairnbrook logging. He started working for Roy Meneer running a skidder and logger. He then began working for Beckner Lumber Company where he remained for many years hauling and cutting lumber and running the loader truck. Glenn worked cutting logs for Earl Shippey Saw Mill. He hauled coal tractor trailers for his Uncle John Wolfe. He worked for Pete Miller of Schellsburg hauling to Long Wall Mining Company for 7-8 years in Windber. During the 1977 Johnstown Flood he hauled debris and other items out of Johnstown during the clean up with Pete Miller’s truck. Glenn then began running a VIZ Tractor Trailer for Jim Young of Schellsburg. After 7 years of driving trucks with New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Glenn retired from the Black Top Division at the age of 68. He was widely known by his handles and nicknames. His handle was “Mickey Mouse” starting back when he began hauling coal for Pete Miller. The guys nicknamed him “Pappy” while working at Tyrone, Somerset and out of Roaring Springs for New Enterprise.
Glenn attended 2nd and 3rd grade at the Fishertown School, 4th and 5th at the E. St. Clair School before attending the Chestnut Ridge Schools. He grew up in Point then moved to the farmhouse in Fishertown. He worked and lived in Baltimore for a time as a young man as well as Windber before making his permanent homes in the Fishertown and Cessna areas.
He was a proud member of the Teamsters Local Union No. 110 affiliated with The International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
He always loved wearing his Teamster Retiree Hat anywhere he went. He would drive around in his convertible with the top down when possible visiting family and places he worked for hours. He had two special companions, Simba and Hash. He had an incredibly close bond with his grandchildren whom he and his wife Charlotte, loved and helped raise as if they were their own.
Family and friends will be received Wed., Feb 1, 2023 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home in Alum Bank.
Interment will be private at the Old Stone Church Cemetery, Fishertown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made in Memory of Glenn E. Smith to the Stone Church Cemetery Association for maintenance of the Old Stone Church and Cemetery. Stone Church Cemetery Association, 219 Hammond Hill Rd, Fishertown, PA 15539
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