In Memory

Colonel Smith

Colonel Smith

Colonel Edward Smith, Jr.


Colonel Edward Smith, Jr. of Frankfort, died August 16, 2020 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital.  He was born July 1, 1944 in Frankfort to Colonel Edward Smith and LaDonna M. (Phillips) Smith Roth.  He married Judy Ann Bennett in 1967 and they later divorced.  He married Charlene Daniels in 1984 in Kentucky and she survives.

Colonel was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and earned his Associate Degree from Bainbridge Maryland Electrical School.  He served in the United States Navy from June 1962 to February 1966.  He was a Supervisor at Chrysler in Kokomo for 42 years and a driver at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center for over 10 years.  Colonel was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 976, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1110, and American Legion Post 12, all in Frankfort.  He enjoyed shooting pool, hunting, and traveling.

Memorial donations may be made in Colonel’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana  46209.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Entombment will take place in Green Lawn Mausoleum.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.  

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife: Charlene are his Daughters: Angela (Jerry) Ballew of Swayzee, Dandrea (Brian) Cress of Texas, and Rhonda Brock of Frankfort; Son: Steve Brock of Lebanon; Brother: Kevin (Tiffany) Smith of Frankfort; 16 Grandchildren; and 4 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:  He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father: Myron Roth.

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

08/18/20 08:26 PM #1    

Steve Shepard

So sorry to hear about Colonel...Great guy    Steve Shepard class of 62

08/19/20 11:38 AM #2    

Jon F. Steiner

In the 9th grade, Colonel and I were in E.O. Hanger's biologogy class.  I was, as everyone else was, fearful being in his class because he had the reputation of being a very stern taskmaster.  Well, the first day of class he passed out notecards and told everyone to write their first and last names; he emphasized that there were to be no nicknames used.  The cards were passed to Hanger, and he commenced to reading the cards to identify the students in class.  Everything was going well until he got to Colonel Smith.  When he read Colonel, Hanger went "Ballistic!".  He went on a tirade stating that he said there were not to be any nicknames used.  After he was finished, Colonel sheepishly raised his hand and stated that Colonel was not a nickname but was his given name.  Without a comment, Hanger went on to the next card.  I am glad to see that this incident didn't scar him for life, and he went on and did well in the world.


go to top 
  Post Comment