Ronnie "Ed" Edgel Smith, age 50, of Mannington, passed away on Saturday (March 3, 2018) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 2, 1967 at Rochester, Pennsylvania, a son of Ronnie M. Smith and Ruth Ann (Barnett) Smith of Mannington.
He is also survived by a sister, Donna Vaughan and brother-in-law, Harry Vaughan of Farmington, three sons, Troy Ridgely, Tyler Ridgley and Tanner Smith, all of East Liverpool, Ohio and one daughter, Kayla Nelson of East Liverpool, Ohio, two grandchildren, Addison Smith and Peyton Gough, nephews, Joshua Smith of Fairmont, Jonathan Burson of Mannington, Nicholas Vaughan of Monongah, Austin Vaughan of Farmington, and Jacob Smith of Fairmont, a niece, Destiny Smith Shreves, several great-nieces and great-nephews, a special aunt and uncle, Rosalea and Don Barr of Rachel, and aunt Maddline McIntyre of Fairmont.
Ed was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edgel "Curly" and Alice Wilson and Mathias and Edra Smith, a son, Trevor Smith, and a brother, Jason Smith.
Ed attended Beaver Local High School in Ohio having graduated in 1987. He had formerly worked with his father at Insole East Palestine Ohio Powerplant in Industry, Pennsylvania as a security guard. He also held numerous other jobs. Ed loved to work on his mom and dad's house, auto body on cars, loved fishing, riding four-wheelers, walking in the woods, being a caretaker for Hoover Michael and playing football, wrestling and basketball during his days in high school.
Family and friends may call from noon-3 p.m. today at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. Ed chose cremation as his final disposition. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on March 5, 2018