Whitfield Allen Smith

August 19, 1932September 20, 2020

Whitfield Allen Smith

Whitfield Allen Smith, 88, of Grants Pass died September 20, 2020 at his home. A memorial service will be scheduled at a future time. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Contributions can be made to Josephine County Food Bank, 3658 Upper River Road Unit 1C, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

The only child of Whitfield Morris Smith and Helen Nancy Ross Smith, he was born August 19, 1932 in Walla Walla, WA.

He graduated from Northwest Christian College with a bachelors and Clairmont College with a Master’s degree in theology. He served as a Minister in Homedale, ID, Craigmont, ID, Kennewick, WA, Yakima, WA and Victorville, CA.

He volunteered at the Food Bank through the Newman United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Historical Society. He researched and published historical articles about Southern Oregon. Survivors include his former wife, Letha Smith, three daughters Frances Gunson, Dyann Nelson, and Terry Almada Smith and one son Whitfield Theodore Smith, 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Terry Almada-Smith

October 1, 2020

Whitfield Allen Smith was/is my father.
Being his youngest child was like being a celebrity. I went on many visits with him in his ministry. People welcomed him and spoiled me.
As an adult I might pass through a region he had been in. Those familiar with Whit would treat me well.
I have been proud of my dad. I have bragged to a terrible level about his activities. He was engaged in life and enjoyed being alive.
Whit loved his whole family.
If you were his friend you would always be his friend.
Dad noticed little details about a person making them unique and special, as everyone is.
I will miss my dad. I will see him again.
My love will outlast death.
Terry Almada-Smith

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