Samuel L. Smith, Sr., age 90 of Pensacola, FL passed away Saturday October 2, 2010. He was born May 17, 1920 in Brewton, Alabama to the late Thomas Sherman Smith and Dolly Wilson Smith.
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Sam served the United States Army for 32 years and acquired the rank of Full Colonel. He had 3 Legions of Merit, 1 Bronze Star and served torus in Europe (Germany) and the far east (Korea & Viet Nam.)
Survivors include his wife, Lucille McCall Smith; three children, Samuel L. Smith Jr., Rusti M Findley and Robert Calvin Smith; grandchildren, Mike Ilaszczat, Bryan Smith and Claire Smith; two great grandchildren, Wilson and Caroline Smith.
Memorial services will be October 6, 2010 at 10 AM at Northminister Presbyterian Church in Pensacola with Rev. Walk Jones officiating. Burial will be private with family members only. Send condolences to the family at easterngatememorial.com.
Eastern Gate Funeral Home of Pensacola has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Oct. 5, 2010