Gordon Ellsworth Smith


Gordon Ellsworth Smith, 96, of Mercer West Middlesex Road, West Middlesex, died on Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2019) at Avalon Springs Nursing Home of Mercer.
He was born on April 22, 1922, in Jefferson Township to Russell A. and Cora Davis Smith.
He retired as principal and director of curriculum at the West Middlesex High School in June of 1984.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Middlesex and the Kiwanis Club of the community. He was a member of the Mercer County as well as the High School Retirees.
He married Marge E. Nagel in June of 1948; she died March 5, 1990.
Surviving are: three daughters, Barbara (Thomas) Hutcheson of Slippery Rock, Nancy Smith of West Newton, and Susan Capen of Hazelhurst, Miss.; a sister-in-law, Doris Nagel of Greenville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Thelma Hoovler.
The family would like to thank both the caregivers from Avalon Springs Place and Southern Care Hospice for making Gordon part of their family and for the wonderful care he received from them.
Memorials may be given to the church.

Gordon Ellsworth, 96, of West Middlesex.
Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (1-3-18) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday (1-4-18) at the funeral home. Rev. Earl Butterfield, pastor of the West Middlesex United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.
Published on January 2, 2019
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