David John Smith Sr., 68, of Astor, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 21, at his residence.
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A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Christ Church Cemetery with the Rev. Sammy Chancey officiating.
Mr. Smith was born on April 26, 1945, in Norfolk, Va., to the late Luther Smith and Ruth Houck Smith. He had been a resident of St. Simons Island for 20 years and graduated from Glynn Academy in 1965, before moving to Midway, where he was stationed on Fort Stewart.
David was a member of the Masons #73, 32nd degree, Shriners Alee Temple of Savannah, Forty and Eight, VFW Post 9986, American Legion past president for Post 0006, Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Veterans 9987. He served during the Vietnam War and retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Luther and Ruth Smith, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Hazel Gwynn Smith.
Survivors include his son, David J. Smith Jr. and wife Terri of St. Simons Island; his daughter, Jamie E. Smith of Alpharetta; and three grandchildren, Taylor Smith, Baleigh Smith and Abby Cate Smith, all of St. Simons Island.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Attention Donations, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607; or call 1-800-241-GIFT.
Please visit our website to view Mr. Smith's online memorial.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and www.edomillerandsons.com
Published in Coastal Courier from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2013