Allan W. Smith passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the age of 73 in Ceres, CA.
Allan was born on January 1, 1941 in Plentywood, Mont., to the late Arthur and Ardis (Breitung) Smith. He was raised and received his education in Plentywood. Following school, Allan was a musician and traveled with the Sneed Family performing all over the West Coast.
He was united in marriage to Madeline Corpron on June 17, 1961 in Kalispell, Montana. In 1968, Allan and Madeline moved to Ceres where he had resided since. They were married for 29 years prior to Madeline's passing in 1990.
Allan was an electrical technician for Procter and Gamble Co. for over 24 years having retired in 1996, at the age of 55.
Among his special interests, Allan enjoyed playing music and singing, riding his Harley, traveling, and spending time with family. He also was an avid baseball fan of the Modesto A's (Nuts) and the Oakland A's.
Allan is survived by his three children, Stacy Imholte of Glendale, AZ, Mark (Leanna) Smith of Keyes, and Misti Brown, also of Keyes, CA; his two brothers, Norman (Pam) Smith of Buchanan, TN, Roger (Stacey) Smith of Fayetteville, GA and his sister in law, Lois Corpron of Kalispell, MT.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Madeline Smith.
Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Antonia Aguiar, Nick Imholte, Grant Brown, Caitlin Imholte and numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Franklin and Downs - Ceres Chapel, 2561 Fifth Street, Ceres.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at Ceres Memorial Park, 1801 E. Whitmore Avenue, Ceres, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made in Allan's memory to: The Kings Way Church, 581 N. Tully Road, Turlock, CA 95380 or by donating blood at your local blood bank.
-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014