West Hill Cemetery
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Helen Nomalene Smith
Franklin Delano Smith
SP3 US ARMY
Franklin Delano Smith of Sherman, TX, loving husband, dad
and grandfather passed away Monday evening, April 26th at his residence.
Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 1st, 2010 at Parkview Church
of Christ. Eddie Pitchford, minister at Coahoma Church of Christ and nephew
of Mr. Smith and Welton Stoker, minister at Parkview Church of Christ will
officiate. The burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are
under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
Frank was born on February 10, 1934 in Dickenson County, Virginia,
the son of Vernon R. and Mary Ann Hammonds Smith, Sr. He joined the Army
in 1954 and was stationed at Walters Air Force Base in Mineral Well, TX
and he served in Korea during the Korean War. He married Helen Nomalene
Pitchford on May 31st, 1956 in Weatherford, TX. He attended Hiwassee Jr.
College, TN and Drakes Business School in Ft.Worth. Soon after he began
employment as a salesman for Mrs. Bairds Bakery in Ft. Worth and later
Wonder Bread when he moved the family to Sherman, TX in 1976.
Frank, known as Dee to his Virginia family and PaPa to his grandchildren,
enjoyed gardening, storytelling, good laughs and travel prior to his health
problems. He was a member at Parkview Church of Christ. Frank loved his
wife and family and was particularly proud of his perfect grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years , Helen of Sherman, his son,
Kenneth Smith of Sherman and his daughter, Janet Armstrong and her spouse
Keith Armstrong of Sherman, 3 grandchildren, Erin Dee Tooley and husband,
Calvert of Santa Monica CA, Will Armstrong of Fayetteville AR and Paige
Armstrong of Sherman, TX; 2 sisters, Mae Rasnick of Dante, VA and Judy
Conti of Springfield, MS; and 1 brother, James H. Smith of Forest Virginia.
He also as many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Charles Ives, Marcus Stroup, Beryl Mackey, Wilburn
Grisham, Hubert Baker and Jerry Perkins.
The family will receive friends and family from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Friday evening at Waldo Funeral Home.
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