Alva L. Smith, 83, of Brown County, passed from this life at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Brown County Health & Living.
Alva was born July 6, 1935 in Brown County, the son of Reasy D. and Gledith West Smith.
Mr. Smith retired from Cummins Engine Company after 28 years of service.
He was a member of North Salem United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He married, Lois Ann Roberts July 4, 1958.
Survivors include is wife of nearly 61 years; sons, Jeff (Michele) Smith of Columbus, Brian (Cathy) Smith of Indianapolis, Douglas (Kathy) Smith of Columbus, Michael (Donna) Smith of Brown County and Mark (Linda) Smith of Brown County; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Willard Smith of Columbus, Ivan (Diane) Smith of Columbus and Jerry (Risa) Smith of Houston; and his sisters, Elma (Ron) Trendelman of Columbus, Lois (Don) Suiter of Shelbyville and Clara Rose of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Danita Kay Smith.
The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Minister Dan Bawinkel officiating.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to time of service.
Burial will be at Brown County Memorial Park with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Smith family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com