Grover Smith Sr.


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June 30th

Grover N. Smith Sr., 92, of Greencroft Retirement Community (Formerly of Syracuse) passed away on June 29, 2012 at the IU Goshen Hospital.  He was born on November 26, 1919 in Noble County, IN to Thomas & Eva May (Vance) Smith.  On February 26, 1941 he married Glenda M. Branham who survives.  He was a lifelong area resident.  He retired from DANA Corporation in 1982 after 30 years.  He was a US Army veteran.  He was also a member of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel and the Syracuse VFW.  He is survived by his wife – Glenda Smith of Goshen.  2 sons – Grover N. Frank (Judy Lynn) Smith Jr. of Cleveland, SC and Gary Thomas (Karen) Smith of Archebold, OH.  1 brother Noland A. Smith of Hemet, CA.  1 granddaughter Kimberly (Michael) Albertson & 1 great-grandson Samuel Albertson.  Services will be Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel with pastors Harlan Steffen & Brad Cox officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 – Noon at the Church on Thursday.  Interment will follow at the Salem Cemetery in Topeka with military honors.


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