Eric Smith, 98, of Flintstone, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born in Franklin, Ga. to the late Eunice and Dovie Pearl Daniels Smith. He had resided in Flintstone since 1967 and was a member of Flintstone United Methodist Church. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He was active in the Flintstone community, including the Kiwanis club and the church. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid gardener and served for many years as a Scout leader in the Boy Scouts. He retired from Swift and Co. after 30 years of service.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Melba Dean Crowley Smith.
He is survived by his daughters: Cynthia Dean Young, of Waleska, Ga. and Rebecca Nina Roddy; sons, Gregory Eric Smith, of Story City, Ia. and David Calvin (Karla) Smith, of Tequesta, Fl.; sisters, Patricia and Ann; brother, Danny; and grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Roddy, Charlotte and Benjaman Smith and Kjisten and Theodore Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or Disabled Veterans, www.dav.org.
Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe. Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.