Floral 13


Linda Diane (Sowards) Smith

October 29, 1954 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 64)

LINDA DIANE SMITH, 64, of Kenova, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  She was born October 29, 1954 at Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Russell “Barney” and Emogene Sowards.  Her brother Russell Dale Sowards also preceded her in death.  Linda was employed at HIMG and enjoyed fishing and camping in her spare time.

            She leaves behind her husband Rick Smith; three sons, Michael Hapney of South Point, Oh., Jason (Brittany) Smith of Charleston, S.C., and Rick (Natasha) Smith of Huntington, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

            Also surviving are two sisters, Vonda (Bob) Sargent of Raceland, Ky., Terry Hyder of Chesapeake, Oh.; two brothers, Bobby Sowards and Jerry (Lisa) Sowards, also of Chesapeake, Oh.; best friends Tracy and Kevin Smith of West Hamlin, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and friends too numerous to mention.

            Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home at which time the procession will depart for committal services at Dock’s Creek Cemetery with Pastor Carl Black officiating.       

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