Van B. Smith, age 71 of Salem, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 25,
2020 at 09:18 am, in his residence.
Born August 10, 1948, in Salem, Indiana, he was the son of the late
Halbert Van Smith and Marjorie (Graves) Smith.
On November 9th, 1987 he married Becky (Burns), Smith.
He was a life resident of Washington County, a member of the West Side
Baptist Church and played music in the church band. He was a Salem high
school graduate, class of 1966, a member of Western Hills Country Club
and he loved music and started playing in bands at age 15.
He also loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, cars and
anything with an engine, golf, I.U. Basketball and enjoyed nature and
walks in the wood.
He retired in 2011 as an independent men’s clothing salesman, then
worked for Baird homes in Salem and then worked part-time at O’Reilly
Auto Parts in Salem.
His survivors include:
His wife: Becky (Burns) Smith of Salem; 2 Daughters: Jennifer (Burns)
Bush of Salem and Kimberly (Smith) Maurer of Medford, MA; 1 son: Casey
Smith of Salem and Daughter In Law: Michelle Smith/Ryan of Salem;
1 brother: Martin (Glenda) Smith of Pekin and 1 sister: Chris Smith; 1
nephew: Tyler Smith and 2 nieces: Hailey and Harper Timberlake; 1
grandson: Austin Bush and 1 great-granddaughter: Kinsley Bush.
Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and 9 to 1 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral
Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Pastor
Kevin Carty officiating.
Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial Contributions can be made to:
Westside Baptist Church
C/O Pastor Kevin Carty
606 Mitchell St.
Salem, IN 47167