FORT WORTH — Funeral services for E.F. “Smitty” Smith Jr. of Fort Worth was held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

He passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009.

He was born July 21, 1922, in Brownwood, to E.F. Smith Sr. and Ida Belle Morrison Smith. E.F. was married to Shirley Melane on Oct. 13, 1942. E.F. was a highly decorated World War II veteran having been captured and placed in a prison camp in Germany. Most important of all, E.F. loved and served the Lord with all his heart. His family was his greatest joy. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Shirley; Sandra Seale and husband, Charles, Bob Smith and wife, Regina; grandchildren, Shelley Seale, Jennifer Perry, Amy Norwood, Brandon Smith, Nathan Smith, Katie Linville and Bryan Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Melane Call of Brownwood; and brother-in-law, Harold Melane of Granbury.

Memorials may be made the Miracle Foundation; www.miraclefoundation.org, or Alzheimer’s Foundation.