FAIRMONT â€” Oce Worthington Smith Jr., 76, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Arborâ€™s at Fairmont Nursing Center.
He was born in Barrackville, on January 4, 1938, the son of the late Oce Worthington Smith Sr. and Norma â€œPollyâ€ Margaret Lough Smith.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Ann Bunner Smith.
Oce was raised on a farm in the community of Monumental on the outskirts of that town and was very proud of his heavy American Indian and English/Scots-Irish heritage. He graduated from the old Barrackville High School in a class of 24 students, graduated from Fairmont State College with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Education and went on to do his post-graduate work in political science at West Virginia University.
It is difficult to figure how he ever got