DELAPLAINE — Edgar George Smith was born in Iowa on Sept. 20, 1933, to Daniel and Jeanette Laughlin Smith. He was named Edgar because of his mother’s love of reading Edgar Allen Poe’s work.
He was a twin to his brother, Edward. Edgar, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021.
He moved to Success when he was 7 years old. He attended a one-room school through the eighth grade.
He went to St. Louis at age 16 to work for one year at a flour mill.
He joined the Navy in 1950. He served 21 and a half years. He was a SEAL for a two-year period.
After his retirement there he worked for Bay Area Rapid Transit in California before a second retirement in 1990.
He was also a Mason and Shriner.
He moved back to Doniphan, Mo., in 1999 to be close to his twin.
He met Carolyn White in 2001 and they married one year later. He became a member of the Delaplaine Church of Christ in August 2005.
He is survived by his wife, brother-in-law, Bobby (Betty) Stevens, and sister-in-law, Betty (Charles) Bounds.
Also surviving are nephews, Terry, Bill and David Stevens and Jeff and Roger Bounds; two nieces, Anna Isgriggs and Tina Yawn.
He is also survived by special friend/caregiver, Steven Holloway.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Heath Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Heath Colonial Chapel with Denny Stormes officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Frankie Rice, Gary DeVore, Tommie Garrett, Eli Murray, Berell Bounds and Gig Pitcher.
To leave a lasting memorial, please consider Children’s Homes Inc. in Paragould or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences: www.heathfuneralhome.com