Daniel “Danny” R. Smith

DANIEL “DANNY” R. SMITH, 87, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at the Wellsburg Healthcare Center under the care of the staff with the assistance of Amedisys Hospice. Danny was born on November 5, 1936 in Wellsburg, WV. He was the son of the late Daniel G. and Anna (Bibbo) Smith. Danny retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and was a member of the Wellsburg Christian Church. Many will remember Danny for his love of sports from the Steelers, Pirate and WVU and his vacations; but most of all, he was a good guy. In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by his two children, Bridgette Jo (Smith) Skiba and Dominic “Nick” Smith; a grandson, Daniel Thomas; infant granddaughter, Maggie Ann Hinchee; and a sister, Vickie “Sis” Mercer. Danny is survived by his wife of 66 years, Iliene “Diddy” (Cole) Smith of Wellsburg, WV; daughter, DeeAnn Schwertfeger and her husband, Mark E. of Follansbee, WV; a son-in-law, Robert Skiba of Colliers, WV; four grandchildren: Jesse DiBattista and her husband, Nick, Jake Schwertfeger, and Rick and Rob Thomas; great granddaughter, Harper Louise DiBattista; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received on Monday, December 18, 2023 until the time of the funeral service, at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, with Chaplain Jon Hudnall officiating. Condolences, photos and stories may be viewed or added at