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Edward Ray Smith
Birth: Nov. 13, 1931
Hendley
Furnas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 2009
Lawton
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA

Edward Ray Smith CW4, US Army (ret.)

Son of Lowell and Vera Smith. He was raised and attended school in Beaver City, Neb. He joined the Army shortly after graduation and served in Korea. He married Darlene Arehart on June 1, 1952, in Holdrege, Neb. He spent the next 20 years at duty stations including Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Heidelberg, Germany; Oahu, Hawaii; a tour in Vietnam, and Fort Sill, where he retired. Awards he received during his military career include Combat Infantry Badge 2nd Award for Korea and Vietnam, Silver Star for Korea, Bronze Star for Vietnam, Purple Heart for Korea, Accommodation Ribbon for Fort Sill, Korea and Vietnam, Good Conduct Medal enlisted, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, German Occupation Ribbon and Bars for 6-month combat tours. After retiring from the Army, he worked in sales at Howard Smith Ford and taught diesel and hydraulic mechanics on contract through Cameron University and VoTech for Fort Sill and Goodyear. He also spent two years working at the Cache County Barn and later became a full-time farmer in the Cache area. He retired in 2002 but was still doing small projects at the time of his death. He volunteered in an annual reunion of Korean War soldiers and hosted the 2009 gathering in Lawton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, four daughters and two sons-in-law, grandchildren and their spouses, and a brother and sister-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bobby Smith; three sisters and a brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to Robert E. Greiner School for the Handicapped, 10 SE B Ave, Lawton 73501.


Ed was a long time friend to my husbands family and will be dearly missed.



 
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Lawton
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 22, 2009
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