Duane F. Smith

Duane Frederick Smith

89, of Indianapolis, formerly Martinsville, died May 2, 2013, in Millers Merry Manor. He was born August 17, 1923, in St. Anthony, Idaho, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Stimpson) Smith. Duane grew up with 12 siblings. He was drafted to war just before finishing high school. Duane proudly served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, and United Auto Workers. Duane worked for 42 years at General Motors, retiring on March 1, 1993. His hobbies included wood working, trains, and gardening. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy J. (Smith) Smith, to whom he was united in marriage on February 12, 1949; and first born son, Michael Duane Smith in 1950. 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.. 1Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in JESUS will God bring with him…Survivors include his sons, Michael D. Smith (Joyce) of Martinsville and Jeffrey Allen Smith (Patty) of Indianapolis; daughters, Roberta Woodall of Indianapolis, Melody Ziehl (Brian) of Martinsville, and Cindy Arnett of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and many siblings residing out West. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory , Mooresville, with calling there from 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mooresville VFW Post 1111, 411 S. Indiana Street, Mooresville. Visit http://www.carlislebranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

Funeral Home

Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory
39 E High Street Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-2080

Published in the The Indianapolis Star from May 5 to May 6, 2013