Samuel Mark Smith, 46 of Ravenswood, passed away January 18, 2014, Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, He was born April 15, 1967, in Charleston, WV, the son of Samuel B. Smith and Ruth Ann Tackett Smith. He was a Finance Manager at Astorg Motors, Parkersburg, WV.

He enjoyed sports, especially Pittsburgh Steelers football.  He and his wife Rose were the owners of Quality Cleaners in Ravenswood and Ripley.

Survivors include his Parents, Samuel B. and Ruth Ann Smith, Spouse, Rose Staats Smith, Ravenswood, son, Anthony Smith, Princeton, WV; Father-in-law: Glenn Staats; Mother-in-law:  Margaret Seals Staats; Nieces:  Amanda Staats, Kaylee Icenhower, Chelsea Icenhower, Alex Staats, Heather Snider, Haylee, Spencer, and Annabelle Greathouse, Claudia and Marina Cubides, and Samantha Cobb.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hoyt and Emma Smith, and Clifford and Erna Tackett; and a niece, Ashley Staats.

Services will be Friday, January 24, 2014, at 1:00 pm    Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV; with Pastor Bud McVey, officiating.  Burial will be Fairplain Cemetery, Fairplain, WV

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on (today) Thursday, January 23, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and one hour prior to service on Friday.

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