O. Clayton Smith

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Mr. Oscar Clayton "Pop" Smith passed away Monday, June 19 at his home, OCS Dairy surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley and his seven children; Debbie (David), OC (Michelle), O Chris (Donna), Gaylene (Alex), Oakley (Laura), Crystal (Gary), O Clay (Kelly). He also leaves behind grandchildren; Danny (Mary), Matt (Ashley), Leslie (Cody), Davey, Greg, Grant, Annie, Gabe, Daisy, Brittany (Sean) Chase, Cody, Chance, Savannah and Tony Scigliano and Gina Harris family, Great grandchildren, Henry, Heidi, James, Carter, Bryce, Austin and Sawyer. Clayton had a kind, generous personality and greeted everyone with a smile. He never met a stranger. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He supported his family and loved watching them play sports and show cattle. Born in Jefferson on November 9, 1933 he was a son of the late Oscar Clifford and Anna May Cordell Smith and step-son of the late Margaret E. Stockman Smith. He was a life-long dairy farmer and loved to share stories of farming and going to cattle shows. Throughout his life he was inducted into the National and State Dairy Shrine, was on numerous boards for the Holstein Association, a member of the Farm Bureau, Maryland State Ayshire, Jersey and Guernsey Association. The family will receive friends Friday, June 23 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the Frederick County 4H Club and Activity Center, 3702 Basford Road, Frederick. Funeral services will be held 11AM at the 4H Center on Saturday June 24. Pastor Steve Melester will officiate. Prior to the funeral service on Saturday there be a private family only burial in the Jefferson Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nine grandsons, Danny, Matt, Chase, Davey, Chance, Cody, Greg, Grant and Gabe. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to The Brunswick High School Athletic Program or Learning for Life Program C/o Brunswick High School, Attn: Donation for Clayton, 101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick, MD 21716 Donald B Thompson Funeral Home of Middletown is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home
31 E Main St
Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 371-6070
Published in Carroll County Times on June 22, 2017
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