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
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,
Interment was in Haugh’s Lutheran Church Cemetery,
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