FALLBROOK —- Odell H. “Smitty” Smith, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005.
Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Butler, Texas, he lived in Fallbrook for 50 years. He owned an air conditioning and refrigeration business for 15 years and Vista Pipes and Tobacco for eight years. He worked for Tri-City Medical Center as a plant engineer for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the 1st Raider Battalion in the South Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Marine Raider Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924, the American Legion Post 776 in Fallbrook; and the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook. He was a past member of the Masonic Order in Texas. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Smith, in 2000. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and Duane Saunders of Fallbrook and Linda Corn of Vista; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service with military honors is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924, 1175 Old Stage Road in Fallbrook with the Rev. Phil Tukua officiating. Burial was at Riverside National Cemetery.
The family suggests donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924, P.O. Box 194, Fallbrook, CA 92088.
Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary is handling arrangements.