Orville H. Smith
  • Donations in memory of Orville Smith, may be made to:
  • United Service Organization
    P.O. Box 96322
    Washington, DC 20090-6322

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“My name is Larry Hansen I'm the middle son of Orvilles daughter Linda. I'm sorry I can't be there but wanted to share my fondest memory of my...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Hansen - Dixon, IL

“Cheri and family, We are both so sorry about your loss. From what I know, Dad sure sounded like one heck of a strong man, and had a love of his...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Leo & Angie Huser - Noblesville, IN

“What a priviledge it was to know Orville and Delphine, and to see the love and care they had for each other. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Hess - Bloomington, IN

“Linda and family, So sorry to hear of your father and grandfather,s death. I know how much you loved him Linda and enjoyed any time you could spend...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie Bishop - dixon, IL

“the fun times camping with the family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Burton - Indpls, IN

“Grandpa Smith was such an admirable man! He was always so quiet and patient. He loved telling stories of his time in the service. My favorite memory...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Foley - Plumas Lake, CA

Dad, still working while on chemo. “Dad had a spirit and a will that you couldn't keep down. When I was sitting with him at the hospital in his final days, he would wake up...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Hansen - Dixon, IL

 Dad at the Cancer Center “Random Thoughts of Dad The first thing Dad said when he found out his cancer had metastasized to his brain: "I need to go say goodbye to those...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Cheri - Indianapolis, IN

“Cheri and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you father (grandfather). I am sure he will be missed. I will keep you and your family in...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathleen O'Gara Johnson

“The love and care Orville and Delphine had for each other was a sweet model for the congregation at Church of the Good Shepherd. I am blessed for...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sharyl Welsh - Bloomington, IN

“We will always remember Orville and his love of his bread making and leather work. Orville could tell some very interesting stories of his time in...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Norma and Oval Foley - KY

“We were so saddened by the news of Erik's grandpa's passing. He and his family were so kind as to send beautiful flowers to the funeral of Monica's ...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jon & Christa Curry - Horicon, WI

“Dear Smith Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN

Orville H. Smith

90, of Indianapolis, passed away, Tuesday November 27, 2012. He was born January 31, 1922 in Ottawa, IL.

Orville served in WWII in the US Army Air Corps. He was an Electronic Technician with Admiral for 19 years. He was a member of the Church of Good Shepard in Bloomington, IN. He enjoyed wood working, leather work, baking bread and most of all, shopping at Walmart. He will be remembered most for being such a strong and independent person.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Cheryl "Cheri" (Dan) Smith Foley and Linda Hansen; grandchildren, Erik Foley, Matthew (Jennifer) Foley, Gary (Angela) Hansen, Larry (Shawn) Hansen and Tyee (Aimee) Hansen; and 15 great grandchildren.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of over 50 years, Delphine Waggoner Smith.

Friends may call from 11-1 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday December 3, 2012 at Flanner and Buchanan. Entombment will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Orville, may be made to the United Service Organizations P.O. Box 96322 Washington, DC 20090-6322

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