Mark Smith Jr.

81, of Frankfort, died Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 2 p.m., in Westmoreland Place, Chillicothe. He was born on October 30, 1927 in Good Hope to the late Mark and Helen Cokonougher Smith. On July 26, 1952 he married the former Jane E. Carter who preceded him in death on April 21, 1995.

Surviving are their children; Marsha (Larry) Glandon, of Chillicothe, Marilyn (Duane) Bakenhaster, of Frankfort, Mark (Terri) Smith, of Marion, IN, Mike (Laura) Smith, of Frankfort, grandchildren; Nikki Crabtree, Bethany Austin, Erin Schneider, Sara K. Smith, Tom Hughes, David, Hannah, Daniel, Elizabeth Bakenhaster, great-grandchildren; Thomas Hughes III, Elijah David, Jonah, Abbey Crabtree, Halle, Brady Austin, Sloan Schneider, sisters; Helen Leaverton, of Greenfield, Roberta Karnes, of Rainsboro, brother; John Smith, of Tarpon Springs FL. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Arnold and Lloyd Smith.

Mark was 1945 graduate of Buckskin High School. He was a member of the First Wesleyan Church, Chillicothe and a former member of the Greenfield American Legion. Mark served in the United States Air Force during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He retired as Chief Senior Master Sergeant and was Chief Foreman at Rickenbacker Air Base, Columbus.

Funeral service will be held Monday, November 24, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ebright Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Military honors will be accorded by the Frankfort American Legion Post 483. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Wesleyan Church Building Fund, PO Box 10, Chillicothe OH 45601.