Clarence L. Smith Sr., 84, of 4460 Route 275, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Cuba Memorial Hospital Nursing Facility, following a brief illness. Born December 26, 1934 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of William G. and Annabelle Sulfridge Smith. He was married to Aletha Irish who predeceased him in 1996. Later he married Eva Cotton who survives.
Clarence had resided most of his life in Niagara Falls. He grew up in Niagara Falls, attended the Niagara Falls School, receiving his GED at a later date date. For many years he was employed at Slawson’s Lumber Co. in Hunt, NY. Returning to Niagara Falls, he was a truck driver of a period of time and later was a bus mechanic for Schools in Niagara Falls, retiring early in 1994 due to injuries suffered in his job.
Clarence enjoyed woodworking, listening to country music watching westerns on TV, playing cards, fishing and hunting. Most of all he loved being with his family and spending time with them.
He was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church, the Friendship Senior Citizens Club and the 4C’s Citizens Club of Bolivar.
Surviving in addition to his wife Eva are a son, Clarence L. Smith Jr. of Wellsville; step sons, Bruce (Jeannie) Cotton of Avon and Brian (Rebecca) Cotton of Rochester; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters in law, Marion Smith of Hamburg, Joan Smith of Cuba and Theresa Smith of Niagara Falls; four sisters, Penny McDaniels of Oakfield, NY, Mabel Tomasine of Morristown, TN, Mary Mitchell of Jefferson City, TN and Barbara Mullen of Oakfield, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Clarence was predeceased by a daughter, Linda B. Brant; five brothers, Gordon Smith, Dennis Smith, George Smith, Kenny Smith and Norman Smith; two sisters, Margaret Mossholder and Ardella Tatro; and two step sons, Dean Cotton and Dale Cotton.
A memorial funeral service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship. Visitations will be held from 2-4 pm, with funeral services at 4:00 pm. Pastor Becky Worth of the Friendship First United Methodist Church will officiate. Online condolences may be made for the family by clicking on the buttton below.