Elmer & Vestel married 1946 in Duval County, Florida. [All Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, ancestry.com]
SMITH Elmer B. 'Snuffy' Smith, 89, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013.
He was a native of Waverly, GA and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and Treasurer.
Mr. Smith retired from Jefferson-Smurfit after a long career. He was a member of Woodstock Masonic Lodge and a member of the Shrine.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Verlin and Wilbur Smith and his special brothers, John Fuqua and Frank Head.
His surviving family includes: his wife of 66 years, Vestel Mae Taylor Smith; his daughters, Sandra (Jeff) Fessler, Gail (John) Thrush and Cheryl (Bob) Best; his brother, Carl W. Smith; 2 special brothers , Walter and Marvin Taylor; 2 special sisters, Doris Sieg and Faye Head; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 AM at Springfield Baptist Church, at the corner of 1st Street and Liberty Street, with Dr. Alan Brown officiating. Interment with Military and Masonic Honors, will follow at Edgewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday (TODAY) from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave.
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Published in the Florida Times-Union on April 3, 2013