Allen R. Smith Sr., 56

April 29, 2011
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JUNE 5, 1954-APRIL 28, 2011    

Mr. Allen Richard Smith Sr., 56, of Smithsburg, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. He was the husband of  Sharon Smith for 37 years.

Born June 5, 1954, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Melvin and Shirley Hiltner Smith of Hagerstown.

Allen was employed by Poole and Sons Excavating of Middletown, Md. for several years. He and his wife lived in Frederick County, Md., before moving to Smithsburg 21 years ago.

He was an avid race fan and owned his own race cars. He raced at Pathvalley Speed Park in Dry Run, Pa. Racing was a family hobby that he greatly enjoyed with his children.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his best friend and son, Allen Smith Jr.; his daughter, Becky Smith and her devoted friend, Chas Clouser, and his son, Damian; his beloved grandchildren, Brody and Holly Smith; three sisters, Sandy Flook and her husband, Allen, Janet Smith and Cathy Smith; and two brothers, Gary Smith and wife, Dawn, and Mark Smith.

Allen also is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He will be remembered by his extended racing family. He will be sadly missed.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hailey Morgan Smith.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.

Funeral services for Allen will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the funeral home chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. James S. Flora.

Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Serving as bearers will be Allen Smith Jr., Chas Clouser, Gary Smith, Mark Smith, John Winsett, Cody Kershner, Kip Martin and Ben Bidle.

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