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Vernal H. Smith

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Vernal H. Smith
Mar. 18, 1925-Jan. 31, 2013
Vernal H. Smith, age 87, of St. Louis, MI, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Gratiot Medical Center Alma, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at Forest Hill Church of Christ on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Robinson and Pastor John Mills officiating.
Vernal was born in Lansing, Michigan on March 18, 1925, the son of Harlo and Marjorie (Cook) Smith. He married Verna Palmer on March 7, 1945, in St. Louis, MI. Vernal served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. He retired from Total Refinery in Alma, MI. He loved fishing, golfing, and his favorite place to spend time was at Burt Lake. He treasured his family, and loved being with his grandchildren. He attended St. Louis Church of the Nazarene He is survived by his wife, Verna Smith of St. Louis, MI; son, David and Ann Smith of Pennsylvania; daughter, Lavonda and John Mills of Howell, MI; son, Jim and Kathy Smith of St. Louis, MI; son, Ken and Patty Smith of St. Louis, MI; 9 grandchildren, Nick Smith, Karla Schnelting, John Mills, Amy Heeg, Rachel Dirmeyer, Tricia Pierce, Jeff Smith, Megan Feiss, Phillip Smith; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; 1 brother, Ronny Smith of St. Louis, MI; 2 sisters, Barbara Daniels of Burt Lake, MI and Bonita Lehman of Alma, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Harlo Smith Jr.
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The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis Chapel.
Published in The Morning Sun on Feb. 10, 2013
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