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Ellis L. Smith

August 7, 1928 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 92)

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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

Mandy Smith

Jimmy Smith

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

Alicia Allen

Tausha Love

Stephen Jansen

Todd Jansen

Gail Brant

Thomas & Amber Jansen Hearst

Troy Jansen

Jacob Sharp

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.

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April 24, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
April 24, 2021

1:30 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

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