Carl L. "Smitty" Smith (1925 - 2014)

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Carl L. "Smitty" Smith

AGE: 88 • Newport

Carl passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Smitty worked many years for both Gulf Oil Company and driving school and tour buses for Gregg's Bus Company. He was a a WWII Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Kidd in the South Pacific and was a member of the American Legion Stahl Post #30. Carl was an avid sports fan and for many years he coached Babe Ruth and American Legion teams. He was a dedicated fan of University of Delaware football as a season ticket holder for over 40 years.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Tressie and Leroy Smith, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ida; his children, David Smith and his fiancee Jennifer Swiderski, Lynn Scott and her husband Michael and Sandy Finley and her husband Jim; his brothers, Leroy Jr and Eddie and sister Nedra.

Funeral services will be 11am on Tuesday, April 15 in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, N. DuPont PKWY, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10am. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Somerford Place Assisted living and Seasons Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr. Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home
212 E Justis St Newport, DE 19804
(302) 998-8013
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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014
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