Nelson Smith Jr. AKA "Smitty"
June 26, 1936 – June 8, 2018
Nelson Smith, Jr., was born on June 26, 1936, minutes after his twin brother Ronald Smith, to Nelson Smith, and Essie Lee Dillihunt Dean in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the second eldest son of six children. He always had A love for sports, and was an avid sports fan at A young age. In fact, he once tried out for A professional baseball team. Nelson loved music and had A lot of fun dancing. Some of his other hobbies included card games, shooting pool, bowling, and playing bingo. Nelson joined the United States Air Force at the age of 18, and served from September, 1954 until August, 1977. His last tour of duty was at Clark Air Force Base in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Shortly after retiring, he earned a bachelors degree in business from the Angeles University Foundation. Throughout his 25 year marriage with his first wife, Norma Jeanette Parks, (deceased), they became parents to five children, three girls and two boys. He met Erlinda Cabintoy during his last tour of duty, and in 1992, they celebrated the birth of their daughter. Nelson married Erlinda Cabintoy in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. In 2006, Nelson moved his family to Las Vegas, Nevada. Those who cherished him include his loving wife of 46 years together; Erlinda Smith, five daughters, Constance (William) Harge, Diana Smith, LeAnna (Erick) Irvis, Delia (Ravi) Doodram, Kimberly Smith; three sons, Nelson Smith III, Derrick (Becky) Smith, Aldin (Heidi) Moore; three sisters and two brothers, Delores Roberts, Doris Townser (Leon), Marilyn Smith, Ronald - Deceased (Birlie) Smith, Jesse Smith; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
- Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
- Graveside Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018