Eric Dean Smith

March 2, 1958 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 61)


Eric Dean Smith, age 61, of Morgantown, passed away Tuesday morning, February 4, 2020 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 2, 1958 in New Martinsville, WV, a son of Pauline Hope Smith of Morgantown, and the late Ralph Lee Smith. 

Eric is survived by his daughter, Elaina Smith of Morgantown; a grandson, Marcus Smith of Morgantown; his brothers, Bruce Smith and wife Denise of Morgantown, and Phil Smith and his wife Sherrie of Hawaii; and two nephews, Heston and Hayden.

Eric worked as a mechanic for the City of Morgantown where he retired with 30 years of service, and then went to work for the City of Granville in the same capacity. He enjoyed dirt track racing and NHRA Drag Races. A football fan, he cheered on his Green Bay Packers. Eric had a big heart and couldn’t say no to anyone who was in need. He was a “gentle giant” who would drop anything he was doing to help a friend.

At his request, Eric will be cremated and a memorial service to honor his life will be held at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing in Eric’s memory to either the Granville United Methodist Church, 228 Dents Run Blvd., Morgantown, WV 26501, or to Morgantown Hospice, an Amedisys Partner, 3596 Collins Ferry Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505.

Professional services are being provided to the family with the guidance of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover / Morgantown.

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