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Fred Smith Jan. 30, 1930 – Nov. 16, 2016


November 22, 2016

Fred Vernon Smith, 86, of Brownsville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

He was born Jan. 30, 1930 in Crawfordsville to Wayne E. “Marble Eye” and Velma (Koker) Smith. Fred was the grandson of John Elliot and Ella Mae (Newton) Smith, and great-grandson of Frank Smith, an original pioneer of the Willamette Valley.

After graduating from Sweet Home Union High School in 1949, Fred married his long- time sweetheart and love of his life, Edi Stanton. They were married in Crawfordsville and remained there for the birth of their eight children. Their wish for a big family had...

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