Ellis L. Smith , 92, of Oil City, PA., died Wed. April 21, 2021 at his home after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 7, 1928 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Clyde & Stella Brozeski Smith.
He was a graduate of Oil City High School.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as . from from 1950-1951as a Sgt. and again from 1951 to 1953 as Airmen 1C.
On August 5, 1988 he married the former Mary K. Downing and she survives.
Ellis was a brick tender and had worked for Strickland Construction, Bouquin Construction and for Local Union 323. He had worked for Oilwell Supply many years ago.
Ellis enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and working on cars.
He enjoyed feeding all wildlife and enjoyed the companionship of his dogs Tinkerbell and Bailey.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 7 children.
Barbara Brant & Dale Brant of Titusville
Debra Love & her husband Stephen of Centerville
Margaret Pfendler of Oil City
Roberta Jansen & Danny Manross of Chapmanville
Tammey Sharp of Oil City
and a granddaughter they raised Hope Richards
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren
Jonathan Love & Laurie
Jessica Brant Beatty & husband Kenny
Tiffany & Dave Donor
Kenneth Mallory & wife Jessica
Thomas & Amber Jansen Hearst
as well as 17 Great grandchildren and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Rena Jansen and a sister Beulah Myers & her husband Harry and a nephew Bobbi Jo Myers.
He is survived by a niece and two nephews.
Friends will be received from 12:30-1:30 P.M. Saturday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. in the Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Kightlinger, Presiding.
Interment will be in Jerusalem Corners cemetery.
Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
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