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Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC

OBITUARY

Edward "Ed" Walter Smith

July 11, 1937May 16, 2020
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Edward “Ed” Walter Smith passed away peacefully at his home on May 16, 2020. He was born in Washington, PA on July 11, 1937 to the late Barney H. and Helen Smith of Canonsburg, PA. He loved his wonderful wife, Barbara Ann (McClelland) Smith, whom he affectionately called “Dolly”; they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his wife, surviving are three daughters: Susan Hutcherson (Tim), Sharon Leppard (Michael) and Amy Meyer (Alan); Six Cherished grandchildren: T.C. Hutcherson (Kari), Daniel Hutcherson, Shannon Pruitt (Sam), Adam Hutcherson, Ryan Leppard (Katie), and Will Meyer. He also has six precious great grandchildren.

He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Army. Ed retired from Sales with Servistar Hardware Co. and was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge of Canonsburg, PA.

Ed loved spending time with family, He also loved traveling, sunny beaches, working in his yard and had a special talent for fixing anything!

Celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday May 24, 2020 at Mackey Funerals and Cremations, 311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 with visitation prior from 2-2:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The service will be live streamed at the following link beginning at 2:50 PM,

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Funeral-Service---Cemetery/Mackey-Mortuary-1741659659240226/.

Visit the Mackey Mortuary online guest registry at www.mackeymortuary.com

  • FAMILY

  • Barney H. Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Helen Smith, Mother (deceased)
  • Barbara Ann (McClelland) Smith, Wife
  • Susan Hutcherson (Tim), Daughter
  • Sharon Leppard (Michael), Daughter
  • Amy Meyer (Alan), Daughter
  • T.C. Hutcherson (Kari), Grandchild
  • Daniel Hutcherson, Grandchild
  • Shannon Pruitt (Sam), Grandchild
  • Adam Hutcherson, Grandchild
  • Ryan Leppard (Katie), Grandchild
  • Will Meyer, Grandchild
  • He also has six precious great grandchildren.

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  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

Memories

Edward "Ed" Walter Smith

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Kathy Francisco-Rose

May 24, 2020

My sincerest condolences to the family. Lots of great memories Of Ed from our visits to South Carolina. May he Rest In Peace! Love and hugs to everyone.

Kathy

Adam Hutcherson

May 23, 2020

I’m not much with words so I’m going to keep this brief. When I stop to think about the man Pop was... all I know is that he was my hero. I feel like a lot of the time he’s one of the only people that believed in me without question. He even gave me his truck because he knew I needed it. He was always happy and excited for us to come visit. His house was always a happy place to be because he was full of laughter and he loved to joke around. I hope I can live up to the man he was and make him proud.

Sam Pruitt

May 23, 2020


Pop could always make a huge event out of the smallest occasions. He was a family man through and through and had an easy way of making us all feel known and valued. I already miss being pulled away from family gatherings to talk about our DIY projects and learn a few tips from a master doer.

Daniel Hutcherson

May 23, 2020

My name is Daniel and my middle name is Edward. My parents gave me that middle name after my Grandfather, my “Pop”, Ed Smith. I feel like I’ve won the lottery with that name because it has a magical quality to it. Let me explain...

My Pop was always busy with projects. He was always doing something. He packed me up and moved me many times. I wish I would have counted all of the couches and beds he moved, the big and small house projects, anything that needed to be fixed, maintained, or improved. And the wildest thing, he thrived in a time before YouTube. He just knew how to do everything.

My Pop was always doing these projects for the aid of others. He was kind in the most authentic way. Some people have to work really hard to be nice but it was natural for my Pop. Being nice to others was effortless for him. Like an Olympic ice skater who flips three times in the air, over ice, and stares into the audience with no fear, this was my Pop. He taught me that if you say “yes” enough times for the benefit of others, over yourself, you’ll always be successful and have everything that you need. All of the riches in the world cannot surpass the love of those around you.

This ability, the dedication to always say “yes,” is the magical part of my middle name. It’s what my Pop referred to as his “Polish Power.” He never explicitly defined what he meant by Polish Power, other than noting his somewhat mysterious Polish ancestry. He would jokingly use this phrase to explain how he was able to fix something. A friendly smirk followed by “it was my Polish Power!” was the usual response to our surprised looks when he finished a complex project. Based on his behavior, I’ve taken a stab at a formal definition of Polish Power...

Polish Power is “indomitable optimism and can-do spirit applied for the benefit and well being of others.”

Thank you, Pop, for always making me feel special and for teaching me that when you smile, the world smiles back.

T.C. Hutcherson

May 23, 2020


Pop was the best grandfather that a boy could ask for. He has been a major influence on every phase of my life.

As a young boy that wanted to be in the middle of everything, he would let me. If he had a hammer, then I got a hammer. If
he got a cold beer, then I got a cold apple juice. And when he got a lawn mower, by gosh, I got a lawn mower. He cared so much about spending time with me that he tricked out his old lawn mower to look like a neon Batmobile. As he cut the grass I followed in hot pursuit, saving the world, and getting prepared for that apple juice break.

As I grew older and life got more complicated Pop was there to remind us all that “crap happens” and it will all work out in the end. He also taught me that a Sports Illustrated swim suit addition calendar stuffed with a couple of $100 bills was the ultimate Christmas present for a young man.

As the real world came around and adult life hit like a ton of bricks, guess what, Pop was there too. I could always count on his help or advice on anything. He also
reminded me that as serious as adult life is, it’s just as fun to have someone “pull my finger” now, as it was when we were ridding lawnmowers, shirtless, drinking apple juice.
Poppy meant the world to us all as a family and we all have countless examples of how he was a positive influence on our life. Because of him we all know what it means to love your sweetheart, that hard work will reward you, that God is good, that cold beer is good, to always appreciate the positive things in your life, and to take the bad things with a grain of salt.

Pop may be physically gone from this earth but he will never leave our hearts.

Darryl and Kathi Meyer

May 23, 2020

So many wonderful memories of Ed we both have.
He welcomed Darryl and his family into his and always was there if they needed him. Ed and I shared work days together in Greer. I was glad to see him walk thru the door because I knew he would always have a giant smile and a kind word to make your day special.
Darryl and I will miss him.

Ryan Leppard

May 23, 2020

My name is Ryan Leppard. My first thought when I think my Pop is that he has the biggest sentimental heart and loved his family and his grandchildren so much. We could always depend on him to enjoy our jokes. He was always up for a good time, and when we were together there was always so much laughter.

There was a big part of my childhood when my Mom and I got to live with Nan and Pop. I remember taking care of the house while they traveled the country in their motor home. We couldn't wait for them to come home after months of traveling to tell us all about their adventures. Growing up with Pop as a role model was amazing because I learned so much from him. My favorite thing was working on lawn mowers and go carts. He also taught me a lot about sports, especially how to play baseball and basketball. The only time we disagree about sports is when the Packers are playing the Steelers.

Even my golden retriever Rusty loved Pop, especially when he was giving Rusty the entire box of treats!

My pop has always had my back and I will remember the things taught me forever.

Will Meyer

May 23, 2020

What I Love About Pop, What’s Not to Love! Walking in the door to his home, I was always greeted with a strong handshake and a huge hug! He always asked me first off how I’ve been, how’s school, and never failed to ask, “how are the girls treating ya?” You thirsty he’d ask, there’s root beer in the fridge, always having it there knowing it’s one of my favorites, just for me! One tradition, of course when I reached the appropriate age, is that he got all his grandsons the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition at Christmas with some money somewhere snuck in between the pages! It was a fun, simple tradition he did that we all looked forward to, we would laugh and joke about it and that was the best part. I will miss his infectious laugh, his smile, his hugs, his jokes and his stories, hearing Pop’s stories about being in the Army and his travels across the US were priceless. Thanks Pop for always being there for me and always being the best Pop a Grandson could have, Love You!

Duke Aycock

May 22, 2020

This old boy will be in my memories forever, the times we had working together, yes, we did some work, we laughed so much,
shared stories, willing to help each other out, traveling together
and I could go on and on. Most of all, Ed was a dear friend and
will be missed by so many.
Y'all hang in there and know how much he loved each of you.

Duke

Carole Burrows

May 22, 2020

Many years have passed but Barb &Eddie have been in our thoughts & sweet memories ....High School sweethearts and then friends in early years of babies ....He made great hamburgers and she was so beautiful ....Love and wishes of peace & comfort ....Tom & Carole

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