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Lt. Col. Carl E. Smith, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Grayson, on Aug. 24, 1945 to Harmer and Virginia Claxon Smith. He was a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky. From 1969 to 1999 he proudly served in the United States Army. During his active duty, he was a social worker and loved to play golf in his leisure time. He most recently was working for the AMEDD Center and School on Ft. Sam Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia A. Hoef. Carl is survived by his wife, Kathleen Gober Smith; daughters, Melissa D. Rodriguez (Christopher) and Staci D. Guillot (Nolan J.); Grandchildren: Dillon S. Rodriguez, Alanis E. Rodriguez, Maeve E. Rodriguez; brother, Robert D. Smith (Betty); niece, Lisa R. Smith; nephew, Matthew Smith; sister, Marguerite Hoef (Raymond); niece, Devra H. LeFevre; and nephews, John Hoef and Robert Gilbert; sister, Donna Sue Hardy (Ed); and nephews, Byron Hardy and Eric Hardy.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Johnny Riley, minister. Interment will take place in Smith-Claxon Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday at Malone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paws & Stripes, 115 Montclaire Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be sent to Carl's family at www.malonefuneralhome.com.
Published on March 20, 2017
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