Roger D. Smith, Sr., age 84, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He shared 43 years of marriage with the love of his life, Carole M. (Sutton) Smith, of Mansfield. Born June 8, 1938, in Mainesburg, he was a son of the late Aaron and Margaret (Webster) Smith.
Farming, specifically dairy farming, was Roger’s greatest passion in life, having been employed by Hank Sherman with Henkel Farms for most of his career. In his younger years, he did some hunting and could often be found hauling milk or cattle for local farms. Roger was an avid bowler, participating in leagues in Mansfield and Troy, and attended church services at Victory Church in Troy. He also enjoyed traveling for vacation with his family and was part of the Kodak group that worked on the first holographic Christmas cards. Roger’s hard-working, soft-spoken, yet loving personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 43 years, Carole M. Smith, of Mansfield; sons, Glenn A. (Debra) Smith, of Coudersport, Gregg A. Smith, of Syracuse, NY, Roger D., Jr. (Christine) Smith, of Covington, Thomas A. (Katrina) Gleason, of Tioga, PA, and John W. Gleason, of Roseville; daughters, Sally S. Newman, of Norfolk, VA, and Sheri S. Cartner, of Syracuse, NY, and Lillian (Daniel) Holley, of Mansfield; 24 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; seven siblings; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his twin children at infancy, Howard and Helen Smith; granddaughters, Laurel Lee and Amy Gleason; great-granddaughter, Xanadu Rumsey; three siblings; son-in-law, William Cartner; and daughter-in-law, Susan Gleason.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Wilston-Currie Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Roger’s funeral service will immediately follow viewing hours at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Tim Geise officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, www.wilstoncurriefh.com.