IDLEWILD - Meredith "Hap" Smith Sr., 77, died Jan. 2, 2003, at his home.
Born July 25, 1925, at Dundee, Mich., son of the late Leroy and Effie M. Burrington Smith, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
On March 15, 1952, in Britton, Mich., he married Sallyann Linderman who preceded him in death on June 25, 1995.
Survivors include: four sons, Meredith "Hap" Smith Jr. of Idlewild, Glen W. Smith of Perris, Calif., Doug L. Smith of Spotslyvania, Va., and Brian M. Smith of LaPuente, Calif.; two daughters, Madeline Connelly of Pomona, Calif., and Debra Tyre of Jacksonville, N.C.; one brother, Russell L. Smith of Romuls, Mich.; one sister, Shirley Atkins of Florida; and 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were one son, Kenneth E. Smith; four brothers, Willard A. Smith, Warren G. Smith, Raymond P. Smith and Kenny E. Smith; and two sisters, Elnora Kruger and Blanche Meyer.
The body was cremated and no visitation or services are scheduled.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.