The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


March 22, 2014

Loal Smith Sr.

COMMERCE — Loal Leroy Smith Sr passed away March 14, 2014, at his home in Campbell. 

Loal was born Oct. 11, 1937, in Findlay, Ohio. After graduating from high school he joined the Navy where he met Patricia Parker, his wife of 54 years.

Loal worked for F&F Metal Products in Ahoskie, N.C., and Greenville, Texas. He was a proud veteran who served on the USS Orion and the USS Barbero.

Those left to celebrate his life include his wife, Patricia; sons Loal Smith Jr. and wife Lori; and grandchildren Bradley, Allison  and Matthew; Michael Smith; Jeffery Smith and wife Lisa and grandchildren Jordan and Caroline; and daughter Patrice and husband Marcial Salazar and grandchildren Juan, Alejandro and Victor.’

In lieu of flowers, Loal would have wanted any donations  be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

A memorial service will be at Commerce Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1505 Washington Street, in Commerce, on Tuesday at 10 a.m., with visitation following until noon.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, in Dallas.

Online condolences may be made at

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