|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2005|
My dad was my hero. I remember falling into a pool as a child on the deep end. I couldn't swim. But I stood there and waited for my dad to pull my out because I knew he would, and of course he did.
When he was 3, he asked his parents for a drink of water, and they were busy killing a hog and told him in a bit. He went out into the yard and found a container with what he thought was water. It was lye. He stumbled home bleeding from the mouth and they never expected him to live. Dad lived to be 85, and it was the esophageal cancer that finally took him.
I never met a man who didn't like my dad. If he could help you with something he did. Many a man stopped by the house to ask dad how to fix something or to bring something by for dad to take a look at. He created a tool wagon from the bed of a pickup. It had a hinged lid so that he could take it to flea markets, fold it over, and his tool table was ready for business. He spent his last years going to the flea market most sundays and selling tools and things.
Rubin Harrison Smith (1890 - 1971)
Pearl Sanders Blevins (1900 - 1991)
Virginia Estelle Pendley Smith (1926 - 2001)*
Pamela Sue Smith (1954 - 2006)*
Greenfield (Monterey County)
Created by: Lola Smith
Record added: May 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14393787
You sound like a very kind man. I'm sure many people were happy to have you in their lives!|
Added: Oct. 9, 2009
you were always the best Uncle anyone could have. I love and miss you dearly.|
Added: Oct. 8, 2008
Rest in peace Herman. You are missed.|
Added: Jan. 3, 2008
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