Russell Smith

Russell Smith, 90, of rural Wabash, IN, and having relatives in Lagro, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 6:20 p.m., at his home.

Mr. Smith worked at Wabash Alloys for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He lived in Wabash since 1966.

He was born April 26, 1927, in Paintsville, KY, to Carl and Annie Mae Bowen Smith. He married Nellie Mae Ward in Paintsville on April 12, 1950; she preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2013.

He is survived by seven children, Eugene Smith and Norman (Angie) Smith, both of Laketon; Violet Smith and Gertrude "Sissy" Smith, both of Wabash; Loretta (Matt) Brodrick, of Lagro; Ronnie (Mary) Smith, of Peru; and Robin (Diana) Smith, of Wolcottville; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Bland, who died in 2014.

Funeral services were held Feb. 3, 2018. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.