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Howard Smith


1931 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Howard Smith Obituary
Howard Smith, 84, was born Jan. 5, 1931 to Ferrill and Ruth Smith. He passed away May 31, 2015 in Hobbs, N.M.
Howard was a part of the 40th Field Maintenance Squadron. His basic training was at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. He served in active duty in Korea in 1952 as an Airman First Class. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Shauna Smith of Gainesville, TX, Garry and Sara Smith of Jenks, Okla. and Martin and Shannon Smith of Midland; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Robert Eads of San Diego, Calif.; brothers and spouses, Kenneth and Shirley Smith of Hobbs, N.M. and Bill and Lydia Smith of Glide, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Hardy J. Smith; father and mother, Ferrill and Ruth Smith; and his brother, Jerry Smith.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with family in attendance from 4-6 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home with Larry Smith officiating and Pastor Steve Lord assisting. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, Hobbs. Condolences may be made to www.chapleofhopefunerals.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on June 3, 2015
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