Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Quentin R. Smith, 78, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012. The Rev. Sherry Reynolds will officiate with burial in Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Masonic Rites will be performed at the graveside. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Mr. Smith was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, and grew up in Lynchburg, Va. He was a member of the Lynchburg Miller Park Mighty Mites Pop Warner National Championship Football Team of 1948. He graduated from E.C. Glass High School of Lynchburg, Va., and attended the Newport News Shipping and Dry Dock Co. for five years to complete his apprenticeship. He was a member of the Alabama National Guard. He worked in Huntsville for Thycol on projects related to the Space Industry and worked in Birmingham for Rust Engineering for many years as well as at B.E. & K Hargrove Engineering. He was a member of the Attalla Mason Lodge No. 383 and the Eastern Star.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Gallius Dale Smith; and his mother, Galena Maria Barnett.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Treece Smith; sons, Paul R. (Caroline M.) Smith, McCalla, Ala., and Dale T. (Janet) Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Samantha C. Smith; grandchildren, Caroline Grace Smith and Anna Sue Smith; brothers, James (Jean) Smith and Thomas M. (Ayako) Smith; and sister, Jean Sanders. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or to the
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 23, 2012