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Mr. Karl Smith Sr.

Mr. Karl Joseph "Oscar" Smith Sr., 81, of Welty Road, Emmitsburg, died Friday, July 6, at his home. He was the husband of Sarah Lingg Smith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Isabelle Albaugh Smith, in 1975.

Born Nov. 6, 1919, in Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late Edward and Ruth Riffle Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg.

He served in the U.S. Army, during World War II in the Self-Propelled Gun and Reconnaissance Training Detachment Tank Destroyer School.

Mr. Smith was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6658, Emmitsburg, American Legion Francis X. Elder Post 121, Emmitsburg, and AMVETS Post 7, Thurmont.

Surviving in addition to his wife are nine children, Karl J. Smith Jr., James Kevin Smith and Ricky Wyatt Smith, all of Thurmont, Ronald Vincent Smith and Jeffrey David Smith, both of Rocky Ridge, Larry Wayne Smith of Gettysburg, Pa., Jerry Douglas Smith and JoAnn Denise Isabelle Smith, both of Frederick, and Randy Allen Smith of Keymar; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters, Edward Smith, Ruth Hobbs, Mary Krom and Helen Althoff, all of Emmitsburg, Betty Hahn of Sabillasville, Lewis Smith of Rocky Ridge, and Elizabeth Richardson of East Berlin, Pa.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, James and Richard Smith.

Funeral services were held on July 9 at Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg, with Mr. Smith’s pastors, the Revs. David Knodel and W. Ronald Fearer, officiating.

Interment was in Haugh’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ladiesburg.

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