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Thomas E. "Tom" Smith

September 4, 1947 December 26, 2014
Thomas E. "Tom" Smith
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Obituary for Thomas E. �Tom� Smith Thomas E. �Tom� �THE CULLIGAN MAN� Smith, 67, of Vincennes, passed away Friday morning unexpectedly. He was born September 4, 1947 in Lebanon, IN the son of Don and Mary Louise Witt Smith. He was a graduate of Lebanon H.S. and after graduation he elected to serve his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force having attained the rank of Sgt. After his service he graduated Earlham College in 1985. He married Cynthia �Cindy� Gott and they made their life together for 20 years. He was a life member of VFW Post 910 in Lebanon, IN, he was an avid golfer, NASCAR fan and a devout Notre Dame Football Fan. He owned and operated the Culligan franchise for many years. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Smith, their children, Jill Kerr of Chattanooga, TN, Jen Textor, and her husband Bryan of Dyer, IN, Jeff Smith, and his wife Tina of Surprise, AZ, Jama Netherton, and her husband Jacob of Crown Point, IN, Daniel Haney, and his wife Mallory of Monroe City, IN and Heather Thomas, and her husband Ryan of Martinsville, IN. His beloved grandchildren, Charity Smith, Rushton Smith, Caleb Smith, Gwendolynn Smith, Broghan Smith, Annabelle Smith, Sophia Textor, Piper Textor, Maxwell Textor, Isaac Netherton, Deacon Netherton, Israel Netherton, Christopher Kerr, Nina Kerr, Blake Thomas and Gannon Haney. His sisters, Linda Collier of Paris, TN and Donna Robertson, and her husband Ron of Lebanon IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in law, Tom Collier. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Tuesday December 30, 2014 at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home with his son in law, Pastor Jacob Netherton officiating. A gravesite service will be conducted on Wednesday December 31, 2014 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, IN at 1:00 PM. Gravesite military honors will be conducted by the Lebanon VFW Post 910. He will be laid to rest near his parents in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday December 30, 2014 from 3:00 PM until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Cancer Center or the Good Samaritan Heart Center in his memory.
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