Mr. Horace Delmar "Pete" Smith, age 91 of Symsonia, KY passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 4:06 a.m. at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY. Born Wednesday, August 15, 1923 in Olive Branch, IL, he was the son of the late James Smith and the late Crystal Louise (Strader) Smith. He was the husband of the late Trulena (Norman) Smith.
He was retired from the City of Paducah, Public Works Department where he was known as "Smitty". He worked for the street department and the cemetery. He honorably served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Oaks Church of God in Paducah, KY.
Surviving are children; Ronnie Smith of Old Town, FL, Donnie Smith of Deltona, FL, Diann Anderson of Symsonia, KY, Dennis Smith of St. Louis, MO, Gayle Cornes of Cross Plains, TN, Laura Schicker of West Paducah, KY, Leona Freeman of Paducah, KY, Iona Grooms of Paducah, KY and Billy Smith of Paducah, KY., step-daughers; SueAnn Fulton of Boaz, KY, Pamela Hobbs of Mayfield, KY, Linda K. Shook of Mayfield, KY, and Janice Eicholtz of Paducah, KY. 27 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and 3 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY. Rev. Richard Dobbs will officiate. Interment will follow the service in the Rosebower Cemetery, Reidland, KY. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, KY 42025.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Oaks Church of God, 48440 Oaks Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.collierfuneralhome.com