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Obituary for Alan Smith

Mr. Alan Dean Smith passed away on March 10, 2012.

Alan was born September 16, 1952, in Pueblo, CO to Clarence and Betty Smith. He served in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1975. Prior to being disabled in 1995, he was a firefighter for the Department of the Navy and Army for 24 years, retiring with rank of Captain. Alan moved to Rome, GA in 1998 and soon after became very active in VFW Post 4911 where he was Post Commander for six years. He was also a past member of the American Legion Post 52 and the Rome Exchange Club. Alan had two passions in life, helping military veterans and rescuing animals. Alan was preceded in death by a daughter, Melanie Smith of Pueblo, CO.

He was a wonderful husband to his wife, Kathy Ferguson Smith of Rome; an incredible father to his daughter, Carrie (Chris) Sluder of Pueblo, CO; a son Larry (Morgan) Smith of Fort Leavenworth, KS; step-sons, Cody and Luke Easterwood of Rome; sisters, Marilyn Zorko of Pueblo, CO and Carol Ewing of Mesa, AZ; a brother, Les Smith of West Jordan, UT; a sister-in-law, Diane Ferguson; a brother-in-law, Dwayne (Carol) Ferguson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside and Interment services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 11:30 A.M. in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. The Honor Guard of the United States Air Force will have charge of the military graveside rites. The Patriot Guard Riders will serve as honorary escort, those wishing to attend assemble at Miller & Richards Funeral Home 1148 North Broad Street Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 9:30 A.M.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request contributions may be made to the Patriot Guard Riders, P.O. Box 200956, Cartersville, GA 30120 or to the Atlanta Doberman Rescue Group in memory of Alan,

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The Miller and Richards Funeral Home and Cremation Services Heritage Chapel has charge of the funeral arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Alan Dean Smith.

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