William Wylie Smith


William Wylie Smith, 90, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House.

He was born Apr. 21, 1929, in Renick.

Wylie was a graduate of Renick High School. He went on to enlist in the United States Army, becoming a decorated Korean War Veteran obtaining four bronze stars and a purple heart. After serving his country, he attended West Virginia University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. His entire life, Wylie was a diehard West Virginia Football fan. Wylie worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways for many years as a civil engineer before retiring. In his most recent years, he was a member of Spring Creek Presbyterian Church, member of the Renick V.F.W. 6737, and a member of the masonic lodge. Wylie had a passion for animals and lived his life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Florida E. Bassham.


Wylie leaves behind many special friends who were more like family, Jeannie Ware, Elaine Zopp, Lisa McCoy, Paul Flippin, Charlie Tippi, and Bob Baker.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning 2 p.m. at Morningside Cemetery in Renick, with Pastor Robert Lynn Randolph officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Wylie’s memory may be made to Peyton Hospice House at 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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