Gilbert G Smith, 80 years old, passed away November 12, 2021 at his home in Mechanicsburg. He was born Sept. 7, 1941 to Gilbert and Lile (Bailets) Smith of Harrisburg, PA. He was a veteran of the US Marines and served in Okinawa, Vietnam and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a former member of the Trindle Springs Lutheran Church and member of the Mechanicsburg VFW and American Legion.
Gilbert is survived by his wife Betty Hoke Smith; sons William Smith of Newport, PA and Richard Smith of Wernersville, PA; daughter Shannon Flowers (Anthony) of Elizabethtown, PA; brothers Gregory E. Smith of Johns Creek, GA, Gary T. Smith of Tremont, PA, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also had two brothers who preceded him in death, Grant Michael Smith and Gordon Joseph Smith.
Services will be held Monday, Nov 22 from the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport with a visitation from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with Dr. David Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in the Eshcol Cemetery with military honors by the Perry County Military Honor Guard.