SCOTT CITY -- Melvin "Mac" Smith, 77, died at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 26, 2003, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa, son of the late James Charles and Dora Darlene Dixon Smith, he was a self-employed mechanic and construction worker. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he also worked as a watchman for Ely Walker Co. in Scott City.
His first wife, Geneva Owens, preceded him in death.
He then married Joan Wilfawn and she preceded him in death.
One son, one daughter, one brother and two grandchildren also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: four sons, Larry Smith of Florissant, Paul Smith of Chaffee, Mac Smith of Jackson and Donnie Wilfawn of Cape Girardeau; six daughters, Jeanie Lincoln of Jackson, Susie Smith of St. Louis, Mary Hopper of Commerce and Linda Sikes, Maxine Wahler and Margie LeDure of Scott City; three brothers, Danny Smith of Cape Girardeau, David Smith of Sikeston and John Smith of St. Louis; six sisters, Audrey Matthews of Lincoln, Ill., Imogene Hanger of Mililano, Hawaii, JoAnn Houck of Benton, Kathleen Woolridge of Jonesboro, Ill., Annie Leonard of Spanaway, Wash., and Sharon Raines of Scott City; and 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from noon Wednesday until time for a memorial service at 1 p.m. at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.