Vernon Telford Smith Jr.

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Vernon T. Smith Jr., of Honey Brook, Pa., passed away Aug. 31, 2017. He was 89 years young. Loving husband of 56 years to the late Iva Mae (Regis) Smith. Son to the late Vernon T. and Martha Helen (Richards) Smith Sr.
Father to Laura and Jonathan Klase, Vernon T. and Laura (Pitts) Smith III, and Mark Smith and Jeanette. Grandfather to Tanya, Vernon T. IV (Ford), Toby and wife Alicia, Austin, Hunter, Morgan, Hayley, Chloe, and Abbey. Great-grandfather to Rilynn, Cadian, Josiah, and Lake. Brother to Helen (Smith) Fair. Uncle to numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Vern loved and enjoyed his family.
He enjoyed reading, swimming, traveling, hunting, letter writing, stamp collecting, music, and photography. He participated in the National Prayer Breakfast, hosting members of Parliament of various nations. He was active in church and the community. He also supported missionaries through letters, visits, and financial support.
He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Nome, Alaska. Participated in reconnaissance flights, protecting USA from USSR.
He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree.
He was employed at Germantown Manufacturing Company in the food industry. He advanced from salesman to the Chairman of the Board during his career.
He resided in DuBois, Newtown Square, and Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, as well as Emigrant, Montana.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Dick and wife Mary, Boyd, Bob and wife Jean, as well as Helen's husband Pete, Iva's sister Edith and husband Bill, and his great-granddaughter Adeline. He was also preceded in death by Iva's niece Linda, and Jerry, cousin Barb's boyfriend.
Vern and Iva's hearts' desire was that everyone would know, follow, and enjoy the Lord Jesus Christ who loves us all so greatly.
Family and friends are invited to the internment service, Friday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Morningside Cemetery in DuBois. They are also invited to the Celebration of Life service, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of DuBois. Friends and family will be received from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Vernon's memory to: The International Foundation, P.O. Box 23813, Washington D.C. 20026.
Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 25, 2017
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