Edward "Smitty" Joseph Smith

Born: Tue., Jul. 17, 1945
Died: Wed., Mar. 5, 2014

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MIFFLINTOWN-Edward J. "Smitty" Smith, 68, of Mifflintown, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home. Born July 17, 1945 in Hendricks, Minn., he was a son of the late Joseph Edward and Erma Mae (Young) Smith. His wife, Mabel Louise (Tabb) Smith, whom he had married on Dec. 25, 1976, died on March 3, 2010. He is survived by one daughter, Amanda (Smith) Bowman and husband, Guy, of Mifflintown; five brothers and three sisters: Bill Smith and wife, Dorie, Bob Smith and wife, Linda, Dee Anderson and husband, Doug, Colleen Patrick, Clem Smith, Tim Smith and wife, Simone, Terry Smith and wife, Toni, and Judy Smith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Leroy Smith. Ed graduated from Deubrook High School in White, South Dakota in 1963. He was in the U.S. Army a total of twenty years, serving in Germany, Korea, and Viet-Nam and received many decorations during his service. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the American Legion, and the Juniata County Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed gardening, reading, putting puzzles together, hunting and fishing. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Bobby Landis officiating. Interment will be the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. There will be a viewing Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.


Sunday, March 9, 2014 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059

Funeral Service

Monday, March 10, 2014 10:30am
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059


Monday, March 10, 2014 following the service
Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.


Sunday, March 9, 2014 by 2 pm on Sunday or anytime on Saturday
(At Funeral Home: 20 South Third Street; Mifflintown, PA 17059)

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Daniel Smith
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Uncle Ed, you are the source of many of my fondest memories of South Dakota. I was lucky enough to spend time hunting and enjoying getting to know you over the years... Unfortunately I wasn't able to bring my girls back to meet you but I know my family will always be stronger because of the bond you and your siblings display every year at the homestead. I will always be thankful for the chance to experience you and my dad's bickering and grab ass that took place in the barn every night. You will always be in Heather and I's story's of what family is all about and the experiences we have shared thanks to you and your brothers. Rest in peace uncle Ed, you will always be remembered here in Alaska.

Sandy Leitner
   Posted Sat March 08, 2014
Amanda and Guy & "Smitty's" entire family, I am so sorry about Ed's passing. Although, I didn't know him that well I always heard stories from "Bubba" and my sister Deb about him. Please except my Deepest Sympathy and you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sandy Leitner

James (bubba) Tabb
   Posted Sat March 08, 2014
Well it is sad to see him go but I know he's with mabel my cousin who he's missed so much but also our prayers and support go to Amanda and her husband Guy. I will miss him we have had many a laugh and spent a day in buck season had a good time no deer but it was fun, Ed liked to be outdoors and he would tell me off his days in SD as a boy and some of the mischief he would get into I got the name of BUBBA from him and mabel and didn't like it at first but they both told me it was sticking haha, he would always try to get my goat and did at times and he loved it his wet willies and pinching me I say why you do that to me you ole fart, he'd say because I love you Bubba and I want to wake you up then he'd laugh. Other times I would fuss about a pain or something else bugging me and he'd say BUBBA you want a tissue, WAWAWA, Well he was a man amoung MEN and we will all miss him, so long soloncousin,friend, I may need A tissue afterall. BILL (BUBBA and Deb)