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Wm. Reece SMITH Jr.

Tampa, Florida

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SMITH, Wm. Reece Jr., noted Tampa lawyer, educator, public servant, and local, state, national and inter national bar leader, died peacefully at his home on January 11, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born September 19, 1925, in Athens, Tennessee and was predeceased by his parents, Gladys...

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Reece Smith was a great public citizen.

Reece Smith was an outstanding attorney and a dear friend of my father, Michel G. Emmanuel. As the torch passes to the younger members of Carlton Fields, I hope they will know their firm was built by incredible men of fabulous reputations for honesty and integrity.

Reece Smith was a wonderful person and leader and a cherished friend. I will always hold dear his kindnesses to me and feel blessed to have known him. Our sincere sympathy and prayers. Sheila and Steve

Babs and I will forever remember the friendship and good times with our dear friend, Reese.

He honored the profession he selected. His legacy will endure.