Velmar “Smitty” D. Smith, 80, passed away December 6, 2008 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer with determination, dignity and quiet grace. He was born January 2, 1928 in Idaho Falls, ID to Lorenzo and Alta Rock Smith and was the eldest of 10 children. Smitty proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was a Body and Fender Repairman for over 35 years. He was a loving and giving person and will be truly missed. Smitty is survived by his companion, Virginia Mayberry and his son, Johnny D. Smith, daughter-in-law, LaVonne Smith and grandchildren Jason and Lyndsey Smith. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 19, 2008 at Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 325 W. Coral Gables Dr., Phoenix, AZ. Graveside service with military honors will be held after the services at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
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