Norman C. (Smitty) Smith, age 89 of Caryville, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, surrounded by his loving family. Smitty was born June 29, 1924 in Gardner, to the late Joseph Wesley and Pauline (Whisnant) Smith. He had been a resident of Caryville for the past four years, moving there from Sunny Hills, where he had lived for 20 years. He was a carpenter and member of the Carpenters Union in West Palm Beach. Smitty was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in the Battle of the Rhine, where he was awarded a purple heart. In addition to his family, he loved farming.
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Survivors include his children, Denise P. Robertson and husband Ken of Caryville and Clifford N. Smith of West Palm Beach; grandsons, Kenny Robertson Jr. and wife Nikki of West Palm Beach, Chris Robertson and wife Dianna of Bonifay and Bradley Robertson and wife Julia of Caryville and great grandsons, Gregory Robertson, Beckam Robertson and Austin Robertson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 11:45 a.m., at the graveside in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, with full military honors. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to do so, make contributions in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ or to Treats 4 Our Troops at P.O. Box 5814 Arlington, Virginia 22205. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Sept. 18, 2013