Francis R. Smith

Francis R. Smith, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at 8:15 p.m., at his residence.

Mr. Smith attended Huntington High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  While in the Navy he served on the USS Hancock. He retired from Smith Decorating of Huntington after a career of being a professional painter. He was a member of the American Legion Post 7 of Huntington for 60 years and a member of Collamer Church of God.             

He was born on July 8, 1934, in Bena, VA., to Huston Smith Sr. and Mabel Coulter. He married Anna M. Corcoran on Oct. 14, 1960, in Huntington. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Jonnie Johnson, of Fort Wayne, and Kim C. Smith, of Huntington; two sons, Huston A. (Tona') Smith, of South Whitley, and Dr. Bradley R. (Joy) Smith, of Haymarket, VA; a brother, Huston A. (Ann) Smith Jr., of Huntington; six grandchildren, Huston A. Smith II, of Fort Wayne, Tiffany M. (James Martz) Jones, of Huntington, Kassandre “Kasey” (Cory Sherer) Bucher Sherer of Fort Wayne, Carly E. (Jonathon) Stoffel, of Columbia City, Jaiden Babb, of South Whitley, and Daisha Babb, of South Whitley; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Close.

Calling will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Bailey-Love Mortuary, with Rev. Tom Coltrain officiating. There will be one hour of calling prior to the service. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post No. 2689 of Huntington. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Collamer Church of God, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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