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Paul Clinton Smith, Jr.

July 13, 1938 July 25, 2019
Paul Clinton Smith, Jr.
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Obituary for Paul Clinton Smith, Jr.

Clinton Smith, Jr., age 81, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born July 13, 1938, in Odessa, Texas, the son of the late Paul Clinton and Mary Alice (Wilson) Smith, Sr.

Clinton was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Carmen, who passed away on February 19, 2012. They had two children, Susan Renee Vanek of Colorado and Catherine
Wallace of Maine.

Clinton is survived by his current wife, Brenda Powell-Smith, as well as two daughters, Susan Vanek and her husband, Brad, of Cortez, Colorado and Catherine Wallace and her husband, Tom, of Hampden, Maine; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The family would like to thank the Cox Medical Center in Springfield who provided loving care for Clinton and the Mt. Vernon VFW for their support and service. Clinton had a long and successful military and civil service career and enjoyed traveling the world.

A private burial with full military honors was held on August 5, 2019, at the National Cemetery in Fayettville, Arkansas. A memorial service was held on August 7, 2019, at the Mt. Vernon VFW in his honor. Arrangements were under the direction of the Fossett Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

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