MITCHELL Clarence Houston Smith, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 2:48 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born October 24, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ray and Leona (Gaines) Smith. He married Jean Blackburn December 14, 1941, and she preceded him in death July 27, 1981.
He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Clarence was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 604.
Edward Smith, Bedford
Linda Gibson, Mitchell
Judy (Larry) New, Bedford
Ray (Shirley) Smith, Bedford
Ralph (Sue) Smith, Mitchell
Vickie Fisher, Mitchell
13 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren
24 great grandchildren; 14 step great grandchildren
7 great great grandchildren; 4 step great great grandchildren
Dorothy Summers, Bedford
His parents and wife preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 2:00 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.