Monty Earl Smith

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Monty Earl Smith

February 20, 1936 - March 06, 2019

Monty Earl Smith ANDERSON [mdash] Monty Earl Smith, 83, Anderson, passed away on March 6, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Anderson, the son of the late Charles E. and Garnet (Kirkpatrick) Smith.
He was a member of the U.S. Navy Seebees from 1953-1961 and was a proud passenger on the Indy Honor Flight. He worked at Marsh Foodliner for a period of time. In 1964 he was hired at Delco Remy where he worked in production until his retirement in 1996.
He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 662, Fellowship Lodge F&AM 681, the Scottish Rite and the American Legion. He was also a deacon at Central Christian Church.
He was an accomplished artist, well known for his artwork on canvas, as well as murals on vans. He loved sharing his talent by teaching, as well as painting.
Monty knew no strangers and loved sharing stories and a joke with whoever he stopped to talk to.
Monty is survived by his wife of 41 years, Phyllis Smith; children, Christina (Tom) Alstott of Indianapolis, Mitchell (Mary) Smith of Anderson and Joseph Smith of Indianapolis; stepson, Timothy Bridges of Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Charlene (Ron) Holsinger of Gaston, Alberta Biddle of Anderson, and John Keller of Oregon; sister-in-law, JoAnne (Ralph) Hadlow; brother-in-law, Roger Ellis; seven nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with Pastor Rick Vale officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on March 12, 2019
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Friday March 15, 2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory

515 East 53rd Street, Anderson, IN, USA

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Friday March 15, 2019

2:00 PM

Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory

515 East 53rd Street, Anderson, IN, USA

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5 posts

Paula Ground
Mar 15, 2019
Mitch, Chris & Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers
Patty Edmonson
Mar 14, 2019
RIP Uncle Monty you will be forever missed .
Carol Edgecomb
Mar 13, 2019
Uncle Monty will be miss, he was a wonderful person. Prayers and thoughts to the family.
Kristi (Office Depot)
Mar 13, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss! Monte was always such a pleasure to see and talk with when he came into our copy and print area where I worked. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kristi
Sallie mattox
Mar 12, 2019
I am so sorry to read of Monty’s passing. He was a great neighbor on Timber Lane. A terrific and talented guy.