Junior Smalley

SMALLEY, Junior H., 80, of Weirton passed away Friday April 26, 2013, at the Weirton Medical Center.

Born on November 21, 1932 in Meigs County, Ohio, Junior was a son of the late Hallie Hobart Smalley and Vermont Brown Smalley Markins. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sarah Dawn Smalley on June 25, 2005; a step father, Kenneth Markins and a step mother, Gaye Smalley; a half brother, Walter Terrell and a half sister, Virginia Dean.

Junior retired after 31 years of service from Weirton Steel, where he worked in the Engine Room.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, and Colliers Sportsman’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Sobieraj Smalley, whom he married on May 4, 1957; two sons, Dale (Natalie) and Hobie (Mariella) Smalley all of Weirton; two daughters, Judy (Kenny) Jones of Alma, WV, and Susan (Richard) Thomas of Greenback, TN; two sisters, Betty Reed of Pastakala, Ohio and Donna Young of Pomeroy, Ohio; a step sister, Donna of Point Pleasant, Ohio; 4 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church Weirton, WV.

Fr. Tony Thurston will preside.

Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150 Rayland, OH 43943

Mr. Smalley’s family would like to thank Valley Hospice nurse, Crystal and nurse’s aid, Judi, and Dr Makar and his staff for all their excellent care.

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