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Darwin Eugene Smith

July 28, 1932 October 18, 2018
Darwin Eugene Smith
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Obituary for Darwin Eugene Smith

Missing his sweetheart for twenty four years, Darwin Eugene Smith, 86, of Sandy, Utah was reunited with her after passing away peacefully in his home on Thursday Oct. 18, 2018.

Darwin was born July 28, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Hadyn Layborn and Lula Mae (Beesley) Smith. After graduating from South High School, he join the Army at age 17 on Oct. 26, 1949. As one of the youngest Sergeants who served in the Korean War, he fought in five major battles earning him a Korean Service Medal with 5 bronze stars, a Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and an Occupation Medal (Japan). He was honorably discharge October 25,1952.

After returning home from the Korean War, he met and married his soul mate Lois Coleman Smith on February 14, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. Darwin attended the University of Utah for two years. He also attended Utah Technical school where he graduated as a Master Electrician. He worked as a Union Electrician and owned a few side businesses. Darwin and Lois raised three sons in the Salt Lake area.

Darwin loved spending time with his family. His favorite activities included camping, four-wheeling, hunting, shooting and watching western movies. Everyday Darwin would study the Bible to keep his mind sharp. His belief in Christ and the resurrection were very important to him.

Darwin is survived by his two sons Roger Craig Smith and Mark Wayne (Angel) Smith, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Coleman Smith, a son Rodney Gene Smith, brothers Hadyn Lowell Smith and Wayne Smith, and a sister Shirley Lou Smith.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday October 24, 2018, 2:00 pm at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 North Street E.

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2:00 PM 10/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Salt Lake City Cemetery

4th Avenue and N Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Salt Lake City Cemetery
4th Avenue and N Street Salt Lake City 84103 UT
United States

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Salt Lake City Cemetery Final Resting Place

4th Avenue and N Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

4th Avenue and N Street Salt Lake City 84103 UT
United States

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