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Eddie Smith


February 3, 2021

Jan. 1, 1940 – Jan. 22, 2021

Eddie Smith, age 81, passed away Jan. 22, 2021 in Prairie City.

Eddie was born Jan. 1, 1940 in Highfill, Ark., to Jackson and LuVeta (Trimble) Smith. He went to school in Sweet Home.

Eddie then enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958 and returned home in 1962.

He married Latrona Wineger in June of 1965 in Redmond. Eddie was self-employed as a medical salesman, continuing his career for 30 years before retiring.

Eddie was a volunteer fireman in Sweet Home and Gresham. He also enjoyed being Santa for the Shriners Hospital in Portland. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Latrona; their three children, Bryan Smith of Raymond, Wash., Kristi Smith and Mary Guthery, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister Sara Fesler of Centralia, Wash.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and LuVeta Smith.

A memorial service will be held this spring.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #106 through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.


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