Mr. Smith died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at a private care facility.
Born Oct. 11, 1921, in Walhalla, S.C., he was the son of the late Harley A. and Edna McKinney Smith. He was a United States Army combat veteran of World War II, landing in the Normandy Invasion in 1944. Mr. Smith was self-employed as an automotive technician for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of VFW. Mr. Smith was also a member of Demorest Baptist Church where he served as an usher for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Awa Nix Smith of Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Julian Peeples of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Robyn Smith of Monroe; grandchildren and their spouses, Julie and Grant Mantooth and Dan and Katie Peeples, all of Dalton; four great-grandchildren, Olivia and Isaac Mantooth and Nate and Ansley Peeples; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Demorest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 87, Demorest, GA 30535.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Smith family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
October 12, 2012