Edward Smith, 84, of Hampstead died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Dove House in Westminster.
Born May 4, 1928 in Coburn, Va, he was the son of the late John Smith and Betty Lapinski Smith. He was the husband of Mary C. “Connie” Smith, his wife of 20 years.
He was a member of Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Westminster and was retired career fire fighter from the Baltimore County Fire Department, where his last station of service was Woodlawn, Station #3, He enjoyed working the in the vegetable garden telling tall tales and cooking. In his spare time, he enjoyed football, wrestling, western cowboys, country music, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was also an Army veteran and a member of the Westminster American Legion.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Burton Smith and wife Lora, Christina Bildstein and husband John, his step children Timothy Dixon and wife Gaye, Tami Pulliam, Terry Dixon and wife Julie, Dawn Quisay and husband Frank, and Reed Dixon and wife Gina; his 22 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife Ida Jane Smith, his siblings Lily Yakubowski, Julia Quisenbury, Laura Cantler, Wanda Wall, Ann Reese, Stella Smith, Agnes Ritter, John, Wiley, Steve, and Charlie Smith.
The family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A., 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester with his pastor the Rev. Gary “Pete” Puckett officiating.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hilltop Assembly of God Church, 30 N. Cranberry Road, Westminster, MD 21157 or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.