ANDERSON — Malcolm Richard Smith, 82, Anderson, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home.
He was born on July 27, 1931, in Anderson, to Harry and Velma (Stohler) Smith.
He graduated from Lapel High School in 1949 and received a master’s degree in agriculture education from Purdue University and had served in the U.S. Army.
Malcolm retired as the beef sales manager from the former Emge meat plant in Anderson after over 30 years of employment.
He attended the Ford Street United Methodist Church in Lapel and was a member of the Lapel American Legion Post 212.
He is survived by two children, Stephen (wife, Barbara) Smith and Loraine Smith, all of Anderson; four grandchildren, Jessica (husband, Mike) Tharp of Lapel, Greg (wife, Melissa) Smith, Joshua (wife, Jennifer) Miller, and Kayla Knotts, all of Anderson; four great-grandsons, Gabriel and Evan Smith and Jonathan and James Tharp; and one sister, Karen Lumpkin of Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Beverly J. (Jones) Smith; and great-grandson, Joey Tharp.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel, with Pastor Steve Holdzkom officiating. Private family burial will be Monday in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Post online condolences at www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.