William M. Smock, Sr., loving husband, father and grandfather, 91 of Newell, PA, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 10, 1928 in Monessen, PA, son of John and Theresa Davin Smock.
He served in the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant during the Korean War from July 29, 1948 to July 28, 1952. He was a member of the 1st Marine Division and participated in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He retired from the P&LE Railroad and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. He was a member of St. Sebastian Parish, Belle Vernon, PA.
He is survived by his three children; son, William M. Smock, Jr. and wife Tracy, daughter, Nancy C. Kosisky and husband Bob, son, David J. Smock; two grandchildren, Blaise M. Smock and Sara E. Boling and husband Josh.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nancy C. Smock; parents, John Smock, Sr. and Theresa Smock; brothers Charles Smock and John Smock, Jr.
Committal Services will be held Monday, March 2, 2020 at LaFayette Memorial Park, Chapel of Peace, at 11:00 am with Pastor Josh Boling officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Perry VFW Gold Star Post 7023.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Eley/McCrory Funeral Home, Inc., Fayette City, Pa. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
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