He was born on July 15, 1921, in Linton to Charles and Lyndia (Owens) Smith.
On December 1, 1950, he married Martha Alderson and they had two daughters. Martha passed away on April 19, 1992. He later married Dolores Rader on October 5, 1994.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received four Bronze Stars. He was a baker for Padgett's Bakery, retiring in 1985. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 22 and VFW Post No. 7118.
Survivors include his wife Dolores; two daughters, Nancy Rentas of Linton and Cathy Duviver of St. Cloud, FL; one step-son, Michael Goodman of Linton; one step-daughter, Connie Girten of Indianapolis; two sisters, Sarah Wilkinson of Linton and Maxine Lawson of Memphis, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Martha; two infant brothers; and two brothers, William E. Smith and Charles 'Chuck' Smith.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday.
The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Warren Shake officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton with military graveside rites given by American Legion Post No. 22.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com