Steven “Steve” Kiser Smith, 67, of Brandywine passed away June 23, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Fishersville, Virginia.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1954, the son of the late Walter Jennings Smith and the late Imogene Virginia (Kiser) Smith.
Mr. Smith graduated in 1973 from Franklin High School, later graduating from West Virginia Tech in 1978 where he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He attended Calvary Lutheran Church.
He was a teacher and coach for 38 years at Highland High School, Gilmer County High School, Berkeley Springs High School, Stonewall Jackson High School, and Grafton High School. Upon retirement in June of 2017, he was able to focus more on his family, especially his grandkids. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin with his brothers and on his passions, hunting, fishing, and bowling.
In 2022, he was honored and recognized with his twin brother, Greg, as one of three recipients of the West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Association Coaching Hall of Fame for his commitment to the coaching profession.
On June 11, 1977, he married his wife of 45 years, Kathy (Thompson) Smith, who survives.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Smith leaves behind to cherish his memories a daughter, A.J. Ezersky (Corey) of Fishersville, Virginia; a son, Steven “Aaron” Smith (Brittani) of Harrisonburg, VA; two brothers, Gary Smith and Greg Smith (Jackie), all of Franklin; five grandchildren, Cooper, Tucker and Landon Ezersky and Sadie and Easton Smith; and a sister-in-law, Diana Smith of Sugar Grove.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jay Smith; and a sister-in-law, Deborah Smith.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating. Interment was in the Thompson Bolton Cemetery in Brandywine.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah, c/o Augusta Health Foundation, PO Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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