Obit CandleWilliam O. Smeltzer, Sr., 77, of Gallipolis, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Holzer Medical Center Emergency Room.

He was born September 12, 1936 in Gallipolis, son of the late Melvin O. and Bertina Rutt Smeltzer. Bill was married to Barbara A. Luikart Smeltzer and she preceded him in death on September 27, 2013. He was a self employed certified public accountant and a member of Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Surviving are his son, Bill Smeltzer Jr. of Gallipolis; his daughter, Carolyn James of Pt. Pleasant, WV; three stepchildren, Missy (Doug) Hubbard and Marc (Rosemary) Weiher, both of Grove City, Ohio and Matthew (Kristi) Harrison of Columbus, Ohio; three step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; three brothers, Robert A. (Virginia) Smeltzer of New Matamoras, Ohio, Jim (Sue) Smeltzer of Lancaster, Ohio, and Gary (Eve) Smeltzer of Gallipolis; one sister, Joanne Shaw of Miamisburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Voss officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Hope Mausoleum in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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