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David Arnot Smith

March 24, 1951 ~ January 11, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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David Arnot Smith

March 24, 1951 - January 11, 2023

 

David A. Smith, 71, of Sierra Vista was called safely home on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. David is the son of the late John and Catherine (Sine) Smith was born in Los Angeles, California on March 24, 1951.

He was raised in Azusa, California and he graduated from Azusa High School. David went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of LaVerne, LaVerne, California. 

 

David served his country with the United States Army with two tours in South Korea and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. While serving with the Army, David was an Army Bandsman and played the trombone.

 

David is survived by his wife; Barbara A. (Kerbin) Smith; three stepdaughters, Rebecca Bush (Ken), Jennifer Owen (Tracy), and Cynthia Felter (Jeff); a sister, Marilyn Martinez (Thomas); seven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

 

A private burial will be held at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Sierra Vista.

 

Family and friends are asked to meet at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail, Sierra Vista between 1:30 and 1:40 pm on Thursday, January 19th, for Military Honors and Celebration of David’s Life at 2:00 pm in the cemetery chapel.

 

In lieu of flowers donations in David's honor can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, P.O. Box 32594, Phoenix, Arizona 85064, and the Navgift.org.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
January 19, 2023

1:30 PM to 1:40 PM
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail Sierra Vista
1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Celebration of Life with Military Honors
Thursday
January 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail Sierra Vista
1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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