Archie Leroy Smith, 74, of Maricopa, Arizona; passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He was born on May 27, 1947; a son of the late William H. and Florence (Sparks) Smith. He was united in marriage to Edna (Hiles) Smith, she survives him along with a son Kelly Smith married to Bobby; grandchildren Dylan, Blaine, Jonah, Thomas and Aidan Smith, Jamie Deibler, James Lafferty, Alexis Black, Skylar Carl, Jessa Carl, Hahli Carl, Helena Carl, Xander Dominic Carl and Trenton Lafferty; great-grandchildren Jackson Deibler, Ronan and Lucan Black, Declan Dominic Carl and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of thirty-two years Carol (Gildea) Smith; sisters Wanda (Smith) King, Betty (Smith) Snyder and Margaret “Peg” Barnett; brothers Charles Smith and Allen Smith; sons Gary Carl and Don Carl and daughter Nancy Lafferty.
Archie served his country during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. He was an ordained pastor for the Church of God and pastored for over twenty-five years at various churches throughout Pennsylvania. He enjoyed watching dirt track racing, fishing and hunting.
Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service at the Church of God Tabernacle, Saxton, PA, Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July, 6, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of God of Tabernacle.
Burial will be held at Dudley Methodist Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Broad Top Area Honor Guard.
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Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678.
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