Obrey Benton Smith Jr.

Obrey Benton Smith Jr.

Obrey Benton Smith, Jr. (79) passed away August 5, 2018 at his home.

He was born February 12, 1939 in Santa Anna, TX, a son of the late Obrey Benton Smith Sr. and Beatrice Christine Buse Smith.

Mr. Smith was a United States Air Force Veteran having served his country proudly during the Vietnam Conflict. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and received his Masters Degree from Monmouth University. He was employed as an electrical engineer with Goodyear Aerospace in Arizona and retired from Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, NJ. He was a member of Forestbrook Baptist Church and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Survivors include his loving wife, Carol Rumold Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC; a daughter, Melissa Jaconelli (Harry Foster) of Blackwood, NJ; a son, Kyle D. Smith of New York, NY; two sisters, Elizabeth Paprowicz of San Tan Valley, AZ and Janice Noel of Austin, TX; and two grandchildren, Antonio and Domenic Jaconelli of Blackwood, NJ.

A celebration of life service will be 2:00 PM Monday August 13, 2018 at Forestbrook Baptist Church and the family will greet friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 S. Franklin Street, New Ulm, MN 56073 or www.lcfamerica.org.

An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.

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Created On: 09/05/2018 09:03:50

Dear Smith family,
I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I’d like to share a message with you that may make you feel a little better. It's found in the bible in the book of Isaiah 25:8. It says “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the away the tears from all faces.

John Lindeman
Georgetown, TX
Created On: 08/15/2018 00:39:16

Rest in Peace, My Friend, Rest in Peace

Wayne Williams - USMC
Longs, SC
Created On: 08/14/2018 15:32:03

Thanks for your service Airman and
Fellow Vietnam Vet !!!
Wayne Williams
United States Marine Corps

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