Born on July 24, 1929 in Jay County, Indiana
Departed January 21, 2023 in Palm Bay, Florida
Thomas E. Smith 93, of Palm Bay, Florida passed away after a brief illness on January 23, 2023 at William Childs Hospice in Palm Bay, Fla.
Tom was born on July 24, 1929 in Jay County Indiana. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marjorie, children: Mike (Sandra) Melbourne Village, Andy (Robyn) West Melbourne, Pat (Cathy) West Melbourne, Kathleen (John) Sheripita West Palm Beach. He was preceded in death by daughter Rosemary Stallings (Richard) Palm Bay and son Mark (Lori) Yulee, Fl., parents Herbert and Laura Smith and sisters, Maxine, Ann and Wanda.
Tom served in the Army during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was a 4th degree Knight.
Tom was a people person, he loved to help people and his career choices reflected this. He loved to tell jokes and made friends everywhere he went. He was loved by many and will be missed by all that knew him.
Services will be held on Tuesday January 31, 2023 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church 5330 Babcock St. Palm Bay, Fla. 32905
The family will receive visitors between the hours of 10 am to 11 am, followed by a full Catholic Mass service. Graveside services are to follow mass at St Joseph’s Chapel and Cemetery 1422 Miller St. Palm Bay, Fla. 32905
Terri Horton Bowen
from Melbourne wrote on January 31, 2023:
My condolences, Richard. Everyone should have/had a man like him in their family.
May he Rest In Peace.
wrote on January 30, 2023:
As I grew up in the early 1960s and on - I had the distinct pleasure of becoming friends with the Smith family, only living a couple of miles from each other’s home/ me and Rosemary were at each other’s homes , frequently . Her parents already had several children but often let me join them for dinner and many a sleep over. Being part of the Smith family was a key part of my growing up.
Too soon we lost Rosemary and Mark but rejoice that their father has once again joined them . Always in my heart
from Palm Bay wrote on January 29, 2023:
Since I met Tom, a little over 50 years ago when he allowed me to marry Rosemary. He was the hardest working guy I knew; whether it was delivering potato chips or Sunshine cookies, he would do whatever was needed to provide for his family and still had time to help me in a pinch as my mechanic, electrician, and plumber, and he will be missed greatly!!!
He was the best father-in-law, always had a joke to tell and never met a stranger.
Till we meet again!!!