SFC Howard O.G. Smith, US Army, Ret., 71, of Tampa, FL passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at home.
Funeral services are at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Street, Bushnell, FL 33513 (EXIT #309 OFF OF INTERSTATE 75 NORTH) with Captain Arthur Nave and the Marion County Military Honor Guard, to officiate. The family will receive friends at the Sumterville First Assembly of God Church, 2087 East County Road #470, (EXIT #321 OFF OF INTERSTATE 75 NORTH), Sumterville, Florida 33585 from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM. Howard’s brother, Reverend Mervin Smith will conduct a service at the church beginning at 12:30 PM.
A native of Fanrock, WVA and a local Tampa, FL resident, SFC Smith served our nation for 20 years as a Hercules Missile Crewman and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Presidential Unit Citation (US Navy); Presidential Unit Citation (US Army); 2nd Class Missile Badge, Good Conduct Award with 6 devices and the US Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.
Predeceased in death by his parents, James Arthur and Blanche Smith and a brother, David Smith; SFC Howard Smith is survived by his loving family: Brothers; George Smith and his wife, Wendy of Lynco, WVA; Eugene Smith and his wife, Edwina of Fanrock, WVA; James Smith and his wife, Debbie of Lynco, WVA; Roger Smith and his wife, Debbie of Pineville, WVA; Reverend Mervin Smith and his wife, Robin of Charleston, WVA; Burbridge C.V. Smith and his wife, Jongruk of Warren Robins, Georgia; Thomas Smith and his wife, Sandy of Trinity, NC; Art Smith and his wife, Sandy of Hammonton, NJ; his sisters: Ollie Bognar and her husband, John of Leesburg, VA; Margaret Stafford and her husband, Charles of Pineville, WVA; Thelma Brooks and her husband, Jack of Fanrock, WVA and a host friends, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Please send all floral arrangements’ directly to the church, prior to services.
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