|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1990|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1997|
Anchorage Daily News August 22, 1997
David Lee Smith, 6, drowned Aug. 16, 1997, in a South Anchorage pond. A funeral was at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6748 Old Seward Highway. The Rev. Bob Mahaffey, a family friend of Anchorage, officiated. Burial followed at Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers included Roy Erhart, William Kramer, Bill Kramer and Joe Winburn.
David was born Aug. 31, 1990, in Prescott, Ariz. Affectionately known as ''Davey Crockett, the little man of the Last Frontier'' by his family and friends, he acquired the nickname while traveling to Alaska aboard a ferry in October 1991. David would have started first grade in Homer this year. He loved to fish, ride his bike and catch bees. His family said: ''He was all boy with his trademark karate chops and punches. He was a very affectionate little boy who loved hugs and squeezes, butterfly kisses and Eskimo kisses. In his bedtime prayers, he always said his 'God blesses' for everyone in the world and all the bugs and animals he could think of.''
David is survived by his parents, Charles Smith of Homer and Alina Erhart of Anchorage; sister, Tamara of Anchorage; grandparents, Judith Kramer and Roy and Marilee Erhart, of Arizona, and Sandra Wolfe of Texas; aunts and uncles, William, Judith and Billy Kramer, of Arizona, Tammie Long of Missouri, Nelson Smith of Tennessee, Marla Erhart of New Mexico, and Roy Erhart of Louisiana; and numerous cousins. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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