US Marine Corps

Walter L. Smith, Jr.

May 25, 1943 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 77)


SMITH, Walter L., Jr., 77, of Vandalia, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. He was born to Walter, Sr. & Nellie Smith on May 25, 1943 in Dayton, OH. Walt had worked for Quality Beer Distributors and retired from Wright Brothers Aero. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was a member of American Legion Post #668. Walt also served as secretary for the Greater Dayton Umpires Assn. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joan, and nephew, David. Survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Linda; son, Walter “Scooter” Smith; daughters, Renee’ Smith & Rashelle “Shelley” Smith (Ron Cummins); special friends, Angie Snyder & Mike Kreusch; host of other relatives and many friends. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tenth Life. Arrangements entrusted to the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia. To send a special message to the family, please visit

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