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J. David Smith

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

J. David Smith, 80, passed away at his home in Carlsbad, NM, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. at Carlsbad Cemetery.

David grew up in Carlsbad, graduated in 1950, and served in the US Navy as an Air Controlman Third Class. He was a dry-witted, family man who loved to challenge the IRS in his work as a CPA. He loved his family dearly, and in later years, after raising his daughters in Carbondale, CO, and retiring to South Padre Island, TX, he returned to live at home in Carlsbad again to be close to his sisters and large extended family.

He was a deeply-loved son, brother, father and grandfather, and is greatly missed.

David was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert and Grace Smith; sisters, Lois Edwards and Eva Lou Adkins; and brother, Edgar Smith. He is survived by his daughters, Renelle Lott (Dan), and Dara Smith (Gareth Thomas); grandchildren Killian Lott, Roman Lott, and Tai Thomas; as well as brothers, Harold Smith, and Russell Smith, and sisters, Jean Magby, Elsie Groves, and Gracie Mathews (Ronnie); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Condolences may be sent at http://www.dentonwood.com.

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