Clinton Smith, Jr.

Clinton Smith, Jr., 81, of Mt. Vernon, passed away July 25, 2019, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born July 13, 1938, in Odessa, Texas,    to the late Paul Clinton and Mary Alice (Wilson) Smith, Sr.
Clinton is survived by: his wife, Brenda Powell-Smith; daughters, Susan (Brad) Vanek of Cortez, Colo. and Catherine  (Tom) Wallace of Hampden, Maine; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Clinton was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Carmen, who passed away in 2012. They had two children, Susan Renee Vanek of Colorado and Catherine Wallace of Maine.
A private burial with full military honors was held on Aug. 5, 2019, at the National Cemetery in Fayettville, Ark.  A memorial service was held Aug. 7, 2019, at the Mt. Vernon VFW. Arrangements were under the direction of the Fossett Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Online condolences may be shared at


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