Allen Smith - April 24, 2018
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MIAMI - Allen Ross Smith, of Miami, Florida, was born on February 12, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away at age 75 on April 24, 2018,
in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Allen graduated from Southwest Miami High School in 1962, the University of South Florida in 1971, and the
Florida State University College of Law in 1973. Allen served in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966 in the
Vietnam War. He has been a practicing Attorney since 1973 after establishing the Law Office of Allen R. Smith, P.A.,
in Winter Haven, Florida.
Allen was the loving husband of Susan Smith. He is survived by his sons, Ross Smith and Chad Smith;
daughters-in-law, Danielle Smith and Kim Smith; siblings, Nora Reddick and Kenneth Smith;
grandchildren, Lucia Smith, Chloe Smith, Tré Curlee, and Trent Brantley; great-grandchildren,
Bentley and Beau Curlee; sister-in-law, Sara Heath; niece, Michelle Yodonis (Heath); and nephew, Trey Heath.
He also leaves behind his adored cat, Samantha Jane, and dogs, Elizabeth Ann and Sophia Marie.
Allen enjoyed golf, tennis, going to the beach, and being the most wonderful human being one could imagine.
Those who wish may donate in Allen's name to the charity of your choosing involving U.S. Military Veterans.
Let me tell you something...Allen Smith is the greatest man we've ever known. Everyone he came in
contact with absolutely loved him. Anyone from a stranger walking down the street to his grandchildren
are better people for knowing him. He leaves a legacy that emphasizes education, military service,
hard work, and above all else, family. His most cherished achievement was the love he shared with his
wife and soulmate, Susan. Allen's positivity and verve for life lives in all of us because of him. He will
forever live in our minds, hearts, and souls.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service, officiated by Pastor Steven Negley, on
Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven, Florida.