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In Memory Of Our Poets

Mac J. Smith (1936-2012) - Class Of 1954

Mac J. Smith, 76, a longtime resident of Montgomery, Alabama, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Baptist South after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Milton Smith, Jr. and Ellen Jones Smith, and brother, Charles Milton "Mister" Smith, III.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah; daughters, Carolyn Warner (Daniel) and Frances Smith (Kevin); and grandchildren, Rebecca and Rachel Warner, and Obie and Eli Nutt.

He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School, where he was the president of the class of 1954. He then attended Auburn University and Cornell University. After leaving Cornell with a Masters in Applied Physics, Mac worked as a researcher in Oak Ridge, TN until returning to Montgomery to run Capitol City Laundry, a family business.

Mac then started a successful software company from which he retired in 2003. He was also active in the community, serving on the boards of many local organizations.

Mac was best known for his long involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Scoutmaster for more than 30 years, primarily as the leader of Montgomery's Troop 15. Under his leadership more than 140 boys achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Mac received the Silver Beaver Award which is the highest honor the BSA can give to a volunteer.

The family received friends on Friday, August 24 at 9:00am at First United Methodist Church and the funeral service followed at 10:00am in the sanctuary. Graveside services followed at Forest Hills Cemetery on US Hwy 331 South.

Pallbearers include, Brad Hill, Daniel Warner, Kevin Nutt, Mac Jones, Bill Peabody, Parker Smith, Greg Brown, Mike Gaston, and Jimmy Brooks.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Way, American Parkinson's Disease Association, or Boy Scout Troop 15.<

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from August 22 to August 23, 2012