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Frank Smith Jr.

October 1, 1943 — June 24, 2022

 

Frank Smith Jr. (Smitty/Chewing Gum), 78, was born as the eldest of ten on October 1, 1943, and passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, while surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

Frank was born and raised in Waco, TX then joined the United States Army from 1961 through 1982 and retired after 21 years of service. While on a duty assignment in Ha𝛽loch, Pfalz, Germany he met the love of his life, Ingrid, who became his wife of almost 52 years.

 

Frank loved his family and aimed to be the best husband and father that he could be. Vacations were spent at locations where his extended family lived. He frequently visited Germany and California where he enjoyed fishing off the piers. When he wasn’t on vacation, he liked watching football as a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. Ultimately, he found joy in serving those in need and dedicated his free time as a two-term president of the El Paso Mountain Lions Club.

 

         Frank was preceded in death by; his wife, Ingrid Irene Smith, his son, Eric Anthony Smith, his sister Veronica Howard, and his parents Frank Smith Sr. and Alberta Smith. He is survived by his sons; Andreas (Terry), Tony (Elizabeth), Victor (Arlene); his grandchildren; Amanda, Aaron, Toni, Brianna, Hector, Bria, Deja, Izaiah, Devin, and his great-grandchildren; Sarahi, Aliyana, E’yannis, Sophia, Maiya, Madalynn, Mackenzie, Josiah, Ryker, Raiden, and Mateo who called him “Opa.” His siblings; Albertha Johnson, April May, Carolyn Moore, Lydia Wilson, Vickie Smith, Pamela Williams, Daryl Smith, and Elmo Smith whom will always carry his memory in their hearts.

        

Visitation will be  at 11:00am with a Funeral Service at 12:30pm on Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass Drive.  Committal Service to follow at 2:00pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery (West Shelter) with Full Military Honors.  Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast.  Please visit his online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

11:00am - 12:30pm (Mountain time)

Sunset Funeral Homes - Northeast

4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79904

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

12:30 - 1:30pm (Mountain time)

Sunset Funeral Homes - Northeast

4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79904

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Committal Service

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

2:00 - 2:30pm (Mountain time)

Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, TX 79906

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