William Wylie Smith, 90, of Renick, WV, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, WV.
He was born on April 21, 1929, in Renick.
Wylie was a graduate of Renick High School. He went on to enlist in the United States Army, becoming a decorated Korean war veteran, obtaining four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. After serving his country, he attended West Virginia University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. His entire life, Wylie was a diehard West Virginia football fan. Wylie worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways for many years as a civil engineer before retiring. In his most recent years, he was a member of the Spring Creek Presbyterian Church, the Renick V.F.W. 6737, and the Masonic Lodge. Wylie had a passion for animals and lived his life to the fullest.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florida E. Bassham.
Wylie leaves behind many special friends who were more like family, Jeannie Ware, Elaine Zopp, Lisa McCoy, Paul Flippin, Charlie Tippi, and Bob Baker.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, beginning 2 p.m. at the Morningside Cemetery in Renick, with Pastor Robert Lynn Randolph officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wylie’s memory may be made to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the October 21, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.