Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL


Carl Melvin Smith

November 12, 1939January 9, 2020

Carl Melvin Smith 11/12/1939-1/9/2020

Carl Melvin Smith of Pace, Florida, passed away on January 9, 2020. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 12, 1939 to Betty Reeves and Carl Smith. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 62 ½ years, Jimmie Ogles Smith and his sons Jesse L. Smith, Scott (Mary Ellen) Smith, his son-in-law, Gary Presley, two grandchildren: Christopher and Zhou Smith and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Peggy Morrison, his daughter, Sueann Presley and grandson Sean Johnson.

Mr. Smith had been a member of Woodbine Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and doing for others. He was a close friend of Bill Wilson for 27 years and was a Chief for the Blue Angels.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Woodbine Methodist Church in Pace, Florida or the American Cancer Society.

The family cordially invites friends to join them for a visitation on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Woodbine Methodist Church, immediately followed by a service at 3:00 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Jimmie Ogles Smith, Wife
  • Jesse L. Smith, Son
  • Scott Smith (Mary Ellen), Son
  • Gary Presley, Son-in-law
  • Christopher Smith, Grandson
  • Zhou Smith, Grandchild
  • Mr. Smith also leaves behind two great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Carl Melvin Smith

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Linda Nielsen

January 12, 2020

Dear Jimmie, I want you to know that I am sorry for your loss. Carl was a wonderful man who loved helping others. He will be missed. I hope it helps to know that you are in my prayers. I will be thinking about you and praying for you. May God Bless You in this time of grief. Love You Linda Nielsen.