Col. Tolson A. Smoak, 61, an 18-year resident of Chula Vista, died Thursday [September 13, 1979] in Navy Hospital. He lived at 65 East Mankato St., Chula Vista.
Smoak served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also served as commandant of the Fifth Marines at Camp Pendleton.
Smoak retired from the Marine Corps in 1966. He then became an attorney and had practiced law for the past three years.
Services will be Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Park. Entombment will follow at Greenwood Mausoleum.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Frances Smoak, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters.