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Smith, Thomas Roy

Thomas Roy Smith
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Thomas Roy Smith passed away July 20, 2007 at his home in Prineville, Ore. Graveside services were held at Juniper Haven Cemetery on July 23, 2007.

Tom was born December 21, 1927 in Urie, Wyo., to Roy and Vivian (Gingell) Smith.

Thomas worked in a sawmill in California for approximately 30 years. He was a WWII veteran and served in the US Navy from August 30, 1945 until December 13, 1948. He was an avid member of the Prineville Eagles Auxiliary. Tom also belonged to Our Saviors Lutheran Church. His hobbies included rock hounding; hunting; fishing; flying remote airplanes; and spending countless time with his family and friends. Tom has suffered for many years with congestive heart disease and will be dearly missed by all.

Thomas was survived by a loving and caring companion Amanda May Chapman of Prineville, Ore; two boys, Michael Wayne Chapman, and Roger Lee Chapman; granddaughters Darci and Shawna Chapman of Redmond, Ore; Amanda and Whitney Chapman of Prineville, Ore; one great granddaughter, Riley Legg Chapman; three brothers, James Russell Smith, of Corona, Calif.; Randall Charles Smith, of Stafford, Va.; Earl Marvin Smith, of Prineville, Ore; and one sister, Margaret Hilton, of South Jordan, Utah. Tom was a caring uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Troy Smith, Ronald Smith, Melvin Smith, and William Ray Smith.

Whispering Pines Funeral Home of Prineville, Ore., is in charge of arrangements: (541) 416-9733.