Thomas C. Smith Jr., 56, of Selinsgrove, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Tom fought a long hard two-year battle with cancer after numerous surgeries, chemo and radiation treatments.
He was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Sunbury, a son of Georgianne Hoover Smith, of Selinsgrove, and the late Thomas C. Smith Sr. His passing breaks a 33-year marital union with his beloved wife, the former Elaine K. Hollenbach.
Tom attended Selinsgrove High School.
He was a faithful employee for 31 years with Monroe Township where he served as a road foreman. He was dedicated to keeping the roads safe in the morning during the winters.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Middlecreek Dam, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Lafayette Lodge 194, F&AM, Selinsgrove.
Tom was well known for his beautiful masonry work. He was an avid crafter and antiquer, making tons of wood items with his wife for her craft business. Any chance that Tom could get out in the summer he would be out riding his red Yamaha V-Star, with that big contagious smile on his face. He always enjoyed fishing with his daughter and friends and Sunday night poker with his family. Tom was a loving and caring person with the biggest heart of gold, always going above and beyond for anyone, never saying no.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Chelsey Smith, of Selinsgrove; two sisters, Amy and Rich Guttendorf, of Palmyra, and their children, Cody, Josh, Richie, Elizabeth, Alysha and Keera, and Kathy and Rick Bailey, of Winfield, and their son, Benjamin; his beloved God daughter, Maliha Berge; and his pup, Lilly Mae.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Sarah Smith and George Hoover and Mildred Hoover.
Friends and family will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, followed by a Masonic memorial service at 11, and then then funeral with the Rev. Hugo Schroeder officiating.
Burial will be in Globe Mills Cemetery, Middleburg.
Contributions to honor Tom's memory may be made to Astrazeneca Hope Lodge, 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19012, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, c/o Betty Eberle, 1351 Roosters Road, Port Trevorton, PA 17864.
Published on January 10, 2018