May 2, 1929 ~ March 11, 2013

Born in: Foxville, MD,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Calvin Dewey Smith, 83, of Asheville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 11, 2013, at home. He was born in Foxville, MD, a son of the late Roy B. and Rosa L. Lewis Smith and served 2 years in the US Air Force, and 20 years in the US Navy; 14 years civil service for a total of 36 years for the United States of Commerce. He worked as a Meteorologist for the National Climatic Data Center. He was a resident of NC since 1966 and was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hazel Florence Smith Smith; 2 sons, Calvin D. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Shelia of Asheville and Roy W. Smith and his wife, Teresa of Taylors, SC, 3 sisters, Betty Warner of Hagerstown, MD, Lorraine Bakner of Quincy, PA and Margie Mullinax of Chambersburg, PA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with Rev. George Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the WNC State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bethesda UMC, 315 Old Haw Creek Road, Asheville, NC, 28805. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the Smith family.

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  1. Pappap was a quiet man. He always made sure everyone was taken care of. He took great care of my Nanny. We use to laugh bc Pap took forever to eat. I guess he just liked to enjoy every bite. And boy could he eat. He would wait till everyone got their plates and then he would sit down to eat. Im gonna to miss him dearly. I love you Pappap, you were a great man and you met the world to me.

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  2. Sorry to hear about Mr. Smith. He will be missed by all. He was a good man and a great person. May God Bless you and your family. Debbie Robinson Banks

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