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In Memory of

Howard O'Neal Smith

March 4, 1939 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Howard O'Neal Smith, 76, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at his home of over 52 years.
Howard was born in Cedartown, Georgia, and served in the U.S. Army before moving to Florida in 1958.
He is survived by his loving wife Peggy of 52 ½ years; two daughters, Stacey Cramer (son-in-law Warren) of Palm Bay and Cheryl Williams (son-in-law Neal) of West Melbourne; grandchildren Paige (Jake), Kristopher (Julia), Joshua (Dana), Michaela and great-grandsons Damian, Landon (three years old and in Heaven with his grampa), Chandler, Sawyer, and great grandson Xavier, who will be...

Howard O'Neal Smith, 76, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at his home of over 52 years.
Howard was born in Cedartown, Georgia, and served in the U.S. Army before moving to Florida in 1958.
He is survived by his loving wife Peggy of 52 ½ years; two daughters, Stacey Cramer (son-in-law Warren) of Palm Bay and Cheryl Williams (son-in-law Neal) of West Melbourne; grandchildren Paige (Jake), Kristopher (Julia), Joshua (Dana), Michaela and great-grandsons Damian, Landon (three years old and in Heaven with his grampa), Chandler, Sawyer, and great grandson Xavier, who will be born in September of this year.
He was devoted to his close-knit family and touched their lives with love and kindness. He was everything to us, our ROCK, our HERO.
Howard retired in 1995 after 38 years with Federal service as a Warranted Contracting Officer, then 10 years of consulting work with Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems.
He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1964 and remained a member for 50 years when he received his 50 year certificate and a Masonic pin.
He was ordained a Southern Baptist Deacon in 1973 at Bowe Gardens Baptist Church.
He attended Brevard Community College and Florida Tech.
He was an avid golfer. He was a published author (two books).
He officiated high school track meets, football and baseball games.
He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
He fought the good fight. He never complained. He never gave up. He is with his beloved Savior.