Cleveland Norris Smith

Cleveland Norris Smith

August 27, 1933 - August 13, 2016

Funeral service for Cleveland Norris Smith, 82, will be held Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Allen Parish Funeral Home, 311 Highway 1152, Oakdale. Bro. Danny Broussard and Bro. Charles Seal will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery under the direction of Allen Parish Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at Allen Parish Funeral Home on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Cleveland, affectionately known as Norris, was a devoted husband of 61 years to his wife, Betty. He was also a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Norris proudly served our country during the Korean conflict as a member of the United States Navy. He grew up in the Cypress Creek Community, was a long time member of Oakdale Church of Christ, and retired in 1990 as personnel manager with International Paper, formerly Arizona Chemical. Norris and Betty shared everything with each other. He especially loved to do woodworking and have his wife beside him. He loved his children and grandchildren and cherished his time spent with all of them. Norris will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife, Betty Gill Smith of Oakdale; one son, Michael Ray Smith of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Sara Smith Byrd and husband, Tim, of Greenwood, Ginger Smith Kumler and husband, Paul, of Simpsonville, SC, and Carla Smith Doucet and husband, Lance, of Baytown, TX; one brother, Burel Smith and wife, Shirley, of Orangefield, TX; one sister, Arlie Smith of Oakdale; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Norris is preceded in death by his parents, Beuford and Fletta (Johnson) Smith; and one sister, Ethel Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made in Norris Smith’s honor to Oakdale Church of Christ, 314 West 7th Avenue, Oakdale, LA 71463.

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