Wallace J. "Rocky" Smith, 76, of 134 Penn Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 17, 1937 in St. Marys, a son of the late Elwood and Margaret Engert Smith.
On May 21, 1960 in St. Boniface Church, he married Diana Carrara Smith, who survives.
Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Ora Jean Barber School and owned and operated Rocky's Barber Shop for many years, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the K. of C. and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, ﬁshing and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife of more than 53 years, Diana Carrara Smith, he is survived by two daughters, Jeanne, Mrs. Tom Gleeson of Las Vegas and Sherri, Mrs. Dan Wortman, of St. Marys and two sons, Barry Smith and his wife Sally of St. Marys and Cory Smith and his wife Abby of State College; nine grandchildren and a sister, Eleen Grotzinger of St. Marys.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Wallace J. "Rocky" Smith will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
A Military Service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local charity of choice.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com