Michael Lewis (Mike) Goldsmith, 58, of Greenwood, WV passed away on May 8, 2018 after an extended battle with illness. Mike was born in Buckhannon, WV on August 25, 1959 the son of the late Lorenza G. (Jack) Goldsmith and the late Kathryn Dowell Goldsmith. Mike is survived by his two sons, Jason Michael Goldsmith of Greenwood, WV and Jonathan Andrew Goldsmith of Los Angeles, CA; and sister Rebecca J. Goldsmith of Greenwood. He is also survived by many cousins. Mike began his career and love of machines by working at Palmer Hill's oil and gas company in Pennsboro, WV. After high school Mike moved to Buckhannon, WV, soon after his two sons were born. While in Buckhannon, Mike worked as a mechanic for several years at Jim's Exxon and as a diesel mechanic at Strader's (Buccaneer Enterprises). Mike and his two sons later returned to Greenwood where Mike worked with his father at Greenwood Auto Repair. While his two sons were in high school Mike was an active member of the Doddridge County Band Boosters. Mike also founded and served as president of the Doddridge County chapter of the WVU Mountaineer Parents Club to support his son Jonathan during his studies. Mike's hobbies included playing softball, fishing, camping, and he enjoyed watching stockcar races. He was a lifelong animal lover and enjoyed watching and playing with his cats, Black Jack and Bella. Later in life as his health declined, he joined the Greenwood Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He found great joy and comfort with the group throughout the rest of his life. The family would like to give a special thanks to his caregivers, Hollie Crum and Jennifer Landers. A memorial service will be held at Poling St-Clair Funeral Home, 95 S. Kanawha Street, Buckhannon, WV on May 26, 2018 at 11am with a one-hour visitation beforehand. Interment services will follow at Reger Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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