J Carl Smith (1926 - 2014)


J. Carl Smith, 87, of Vandalia, died on Friday, June 13, 2014, in Springfield.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Krista Stokke officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday, both at the church. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. James Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.millerfh.net.
Mr. Smith was born on Nov. 18, 1926, in Vandalia, the son of J. Carl and Lena Bunch Smith. He married Nellie Gertrude "Trudy" Metzger on June 12, 1949, in Vandalia; she died on Feb. 3, 2005.
Survivors include a son, Jay Gary Smith and Diana Lockart of Vandalia; and daughters, Vicky and her husband Jeff Alender of Atlanta, Ga., Sara Gust and Dr. David Edgell of Greenville, N.C., and Jenny Smith and Rich Davis of Kansas City, Mo.

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Published in The Leader-Union from June 16 to June 25, 2014