Obituary Notice: Pastor David B. Smith

Pastor David Brent Smith, age 58 of Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA died Oct. 25, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, PA.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1952 in Falls Creek, PA.  He was the son of Raymond A. & Shirley B. (Shaffer) Smith.  They survive and live in DuBois, PA.

He married Jill L. (Gathagan) Smith on June 8, 1974.  She survives.

He was the Co-Pastor at the Treasure Lake Church in DuBois, PA.

He was an avid Pittsburgh “Stillers” Fan.  He was a graduate of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY. 

He is also survived by his children:  Bethany L. Benko of DuBois, PA, Ryan D. Smith of Richmond, VA , Justin B. Smith of Richmond, VA, Nathan J. Smith of DuBois, PA, Jameson J. Smith of Richmond, VA and Mrs. Wesley (Ashleigh B.) Conner of Richmond, VA, five grandchildren, Tryston Benko, Bret Smith, Summer Smith, Taryn Benko and Kealeb Smith, one brother, Stephen Smith and his wife, Allyson of Wyalusing, PA, one sister, Mrs. Jeffrey (Sherri) Gelnette of DuBois, PA, and his mother-in-law, Betty Jo Gathagan of Fairlawn, OH. 

He was taken too soon but resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus. He will be greatly missed.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend who brought joy into the lives of everyone who knew him. 

He enjoyed golfing and hunting.  He love bird watching and he was a sesquipedalian. 

His favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings as eagles.  They shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint.” 

Friends will be received on Oct. 28 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. from the Treasure Lake Church. 

A funeral will be held on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. from the Treasure Lake Church with his best friend, Pastor Dick Whitaker officiating.

Burial will be in Beechwoods Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to the Treasure Lake Church, 226 Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA 15801.

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