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Ogden M. Smith, Jr.
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home
Ogden M. Smith, Jr., passed away Friday, November 2, 2007 at Turner Geriatric Center at the age of 83.
He was born on December 18, 1923 to Louise and Ogden Smith, Sr. He served in the Navy and was a football star for the 1945 Kaneohe Bay Oahu Naval Air Station Klippers. He obtained a B.S. Degree from the North Carolina State University in 1951 and was a Letterman Varsity football player from 1947 to 1950. As an active golfer, he achieved 10 holes-in-one from 1961 to 1997. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and bowling. He was an honorary life member in the Southwest Officials Association. As a resident of Galveston Island, he worked as an electrician for several companies, and was a City of Galveston electrical inspector. He installed the light on top of The American National Insurance Company building. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local Union 527. He was also a member of Galveston’s St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #787.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Betty J. (Deore) Smith; mother Louise Lera Smith; father Ogden M. Smith, Sr.; and step-son Richard A. Deore.
He is survived by his son Mike Wentworth of Woodway, Texas; step-daughter Diann Reindl and husband Edward of Galveston, Texas; step-son David A. Deore, Jr. of Galveston, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Rosary to begin at 6:30 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, with Father Bill Bartniski officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the wonderful people in the Special Care Unit at Edgewater and to Linda from Hospice Care Team.
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