Irvin Eugene Smith was born on July 26, 1946 to Ora Kintner Smith and Claude Richard Smith in Corydon, Indiana. He grew up as a farm boy until he went into the military and served in the 101st Airborne Division of the U. S. Army. Upon getting an honorable discharge, he returned home and started a family with Rebecca Parris Smith where they had three beautiful children. He later remarried Rose Marie Heinz Smith and together they raised a blended family. They lived together in Depauw/Palmyra, Indiana until his passing on November 11, 2020 from a four year battle with lung cancer.
Irvin was a highly respected bridge superintendant for over fifty years. He was known by many state engineers as a very dedicated, high quality work performing man with many skills in bridge and road construction work in both Indiana and Kentucky. Even after his diagnosis of stage 4 aggressive lung cancer, he continued working and doing the things he loved, including refurbishing his and Rose’s 100 year plus home on North Road in Depauw.
Irvin will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by many. Rose will remember Irvin as the most perfect, caring, loving man and husband.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rebecca Parris Smith; and his brother, Marvin Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Heinz Smith; his sons, Bobby Smith of Corydon, Bo Stout of Indianapolis, Indiana, Will Smith of Palmyra and Richard Smith of Georgetown, Indiana; his daughters, Angela Singleton and Marcy Pittman both of Corydon and Bridgett Lane of Tarpon Springs, Florida; his grandchildren, Josh, Kayla, Brandy, Paulinna, Kimberli, Tanya, Taylor, Hunter, Stone, Abby, A.J., Ora, Paege and Jayden; his great grandchildren, Hunter, Colt, Justin and Owen; his brother, Stanley Smith of Corydon; and his sister, Wanda Leffler of Corydon.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Rev. Randy Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in Heidelberg Cemetery near Corydon.
Visitation will be after 12:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society.
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