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 Felix Laverne “Smitty” Smith, Sr

Felix Laverne “Smitty” Smith, Sr

Birth
Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Dec 2008 (aged 84)
Burial Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 62711371 · View Source
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NATCHEZ — Services for Felix Laverne "Smitty" Smith Sr., 84, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Spencer officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park
Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was born April 2, 1924, in Brookhaven, the son of Verna Ray and Lillie Latham.

He entered the U.S. Navy at the start of World War II, serving on the USS Montgomery and the USS Shipley Bay until the end of the war. He was retired from Jitney Jungle Store as market manager.

Mr. Smith loved bowling and his dogs. He was a member of the Natchez Moose Lodge and the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Leggett Smith; one son, Felix Laverne "Buddy" Smith Jr.; four sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include one son, Jack E. Smith and wife, Jan; one daughter, Cissie Smith, all of Natchez; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be James Latham, Kyle Jackson, Paul Rogers, Bill Thomas, Mike Varnado and George Rutherford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Adams County Sheriff officers, Natchez Moose Lodge members and members of the VFW.

Published in The Natchez Democrat 10 Dec 2008.


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  • Created by: Rodney A Arnold
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62711371
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Felix Laverne “Smitty” Smith, Sr (2 Apr 1924–6 Dec 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62711371, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Rodney A Arnold (contributor 47366827) .