Memorial Service
Combest Family Memorial Chapel
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Thursday, April 19, 2012
3:00 p.m.
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Melvin Wallace Smith

of Shallowater, TX

September 17, 1946 - April 16, 2012


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Melvin Wallace Smith of Shallowater passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the age of 65. He was born September 17, 1946 in Ft. Worth to Rufus Charles and Cornelia Lula (Collier) Smith. Melvin spent his career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1989, and was a member of the American Legion. He married Kathryn Turner on July 25, 1968.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of more than 43 years, Kathryn; son, Jason of Ft. Worth; daughter, Victoria Johnson and husband Jeff of Shallowater; sister, Juanita Formby and husband Randy of Mineral Wells; four grandchildren, David Smith and Jeanette, Devin, and Kameron Johnson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Maggie Campbell and Carolyn Corneilson.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Combest Family Memorial Chapel.

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10 Condolence(s)
tim loflin
portales, NM
Sunday, April 22, 2012

vickie i know you miss you dad and he was dear to you just remember that he is not suffering anymore and you will someday be with him and have a hppy and joyul reunion love and prayer for you and the family

M/M Randle Browne
May, TX
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vicki, you are in our prayers and thoughts. Jeff and the kids will help you through and you will them. We love you guys and are so very sorry for your loss. You know we will be here for you always. Try and get some rest. God's in charge. Love you all.

Darla Smith
, TX
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kathryn my friend I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Time will heal but think of all the great memories you had with Mel.

Kathie Smith
Granbury, TX
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sending my love and prayers to the family. Wallace was a blessing to me and I will always have the fondest and most precious memories of him. He is in the arms of Jesus, celebrating with the angels, and family who have gone before him. Take comfort in God's love.

Victoria Johnson
, TX
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dearest Daddy, we miss you so much here and will greatly enjoy the day that we will all be reunited. Although I feel like my pain and hurt from losing one of the most awesome men in my life is hard to bear I am most thankful that you are not hurting anymore. I hope that you are enjoying your reunion as I know one day I will also. You are one of my most treasured rocks. Rest in peace.

Tammy Mowles Tate
Portales, NM
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My prayers are with you all i went to school with vickie and jason. I
Heard so much good about your dad. Remember he will always be
With you wherever you go. I love you guys and so very sorry for
Your loss

David Cummins
lubbock, TX
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The members of Greater Lubbock Chapter of Military Officers Association of America salute Melvin Wallace Smith. We admire and respect him for his valiant military service for our country.

David Cummins
LTC JAGC-USA ret.
COL 4th Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army (Memorial Association)

Latisha Ranson
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kathyrn my heart goes out to you and your family during this time of grief. May God be with you all.

Cristi Cline
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kathryn and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss- you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have a large extended family on 3 East willing to do anything to help- please do not hesitate to let us know of any needs.
Cristi

Rebecca Huddleston
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kathryn, your family is in my prayers, and in the prayers of everyone here on 3East. Please let us know if you need anything at all.