Rev. Carl L. Smith, 81, joined the Lord on October 30, 2013. He was born December 2, 1931 in Muskogee, OK. Rev. Smith graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He continued his education at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Divinity then attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth to complete a Masters of Divinity. Rev. Smith served as minister to the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Jenks, OK, Canton, OK, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, NM, Marietta, OK, Little Rock, AR, Miami, FL and Ormond Beach, FL. He was the administrator of the Dade County Parkway Children's Center in Miami, FL, Woodhaven Learning Center in Columbia, MO and Sierra Center in Fremont, CA. He worked as membership director of Fremont Chamber of Commerce in California. He was active in the Fremont, CA Rotary Club, where he served as president. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol; two daughters, Catherine and Cynthia, two grandchildren Wendy and Jim and a brother, Don, residing in Oklahoma. A memorial service is planned November 17, 2013, 10:55 am, in conjunction with the Sunday worship service at Ormond Beach First Christian Church, 50 Seville Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Ormond Beach First Christian Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 14, 2013