Bing G. Smith, Sr.

Bing G. Smith, Sr.

Bing G. Smith, Sr., 66, of Castanea, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home.

Born Jan. 27, 1953, in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late Robert S. and Billie Rote Smith.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1970, he proudly served in the United States Army.

On Dec. 22, 1972, he married his love, the former Deb Blazina, with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage.

In his younger years, Bing was a tree trimmer. He then was employed by Penn State University as the Supervisor of Environmental Services.

Bing loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked going to camp. Bing also enjoyed his “crick” lot where he could be found sitting by the fire with his dog, Cookie.

Along with his wife, Deb Smith, of Castanea, he is survived by four children, Bing (Debbie) Smith, Jr. of Castanea, Brandy (Gama) Castro, of Lock Haven, Heather Smith, of Castanea, and Zachary (Kendra) Smith, of Castanea; nine grandchildren, Kyle, Bing III, Phillip, Keanu, Skylar, Tyrease, Yuridia, Mason and Evaleigh; three great-grandchildren, Rya, Makenna and Hendrix; four siblings, Janet Dangle, Sylvia Breon, George Mayes, and Robert L. Smith; and his lifelong best friend, Terry McCaulley.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at 1 pm. at Dunkled Acres, 1009 First Fork Road, Jersey Shore.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, Pa. 17745.

Memorial contributions in Bing’s name may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.