Obituary of Melvin Lewis Smith
Melvin Lewis Smith born on May 14, 1959 to Mr. W.T. Smith Sr. and Mrs. Mary Taylor Smith in Ennis, Texas. He passed away on June 25th at the age of 61 in University Place, Washington.
Melvin received his education in Ennis, Texas, graduating in 1979. Upon graduation, he went on to serve in the United States Army stationed in Lakewood, Washington. He served his country faithfully while on duty in Germany. He was a resident of Tacoma, Washington for 40+ years, where he retired after 21 years of service to his country.
He leaves to cherish his memories: 2 Sons, Melvin Cole of Corsicana, TX, Marcel Smith (Helen) of Puyallup, WA; 1 Daughter, Justina Ward of Tacoma, WA; 2 Brothers, Rev. W.T. Smith Jr. (Annie) of Lancaster, TX, Edward “Forty” Smith of Dallas, TX; 5 Sisters, Florence “Midget” DeBiddle, Annie Carol Smith, Mary Helen Smith, Brenda Daniels and Linda Smith all of Ennis, TX; 10 Grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special friend Rose Clinton.
Preceding him in death, his Father, Mother, 3 Brothers, Charles Ray Smith, James Earl “Ike” Smith and Alvin Smith; 2 Sisters, Annie Mae Presley and Alma Smith.
A private viewing was held on Wednesday July 1. Interment to be performed in Tahoma National Cemetery at a later date under the direction of Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, University Place, Washington.