Morris A. Smith, 91, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, at his home.
He was born on July 27, 1924 in Manchester, Kentucky to Samuel and Nellie France Smith. He served in the US Army from 1940-45 fighting at Normandy Beach and Northern France, serving in E Company, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and earned a Purple Heart for wounds received in action on July 10, 1944.
Mr. Smith moved to this area in 1946. He worked 10 years as a railroader and 28 years as a postal carrier before his retirement. He led an active life fishing and competing in bowling leagues, horseshoe leagues, Indiana Senior Games, and serving with the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He was also a Deacon in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Richmond.
Mr. Smith will be missed by his wife of 25 years, Shirley Smith; daughters, Violet L. (Harold) Evans, Helen (Bob) Bullock, Julie A. (Gary) Smith and Emily (Rick) Parker; son, Larry Smith; step-children, Nancy (Steve) Ringenberg, Bill Wines and Mark Wines; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy, in 1988; one great-grandchild and eight siblings.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 26, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 655 Salisbury Road in Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10:00 a.m.â12:00 noon on Monday, October 26, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the church or AseraCare Hospice, 4427 Garwood Place, Richmond, IN 47374
Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .