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Life of David "Junebug" Smith Celebrated

Strong Law Enforcement Presence at Send-Off


Last updated 12/26/2019 at 6:54am

Retired Sheriff's Lt. David "Junebug" Smith

The life of David McArthur Smith Sr. was celebrated Dec. 21 by a large crowd filled with his law enforcement brothers and sisters and many, many friends. Sheriff Grady Judd told of his close working relationship with Smith, affectionately called "Junebug."

Various classmates, family members and fellow church members remembered the large man with a big heart who left a lasting imprint on the Lake Wales community. Smith died Dec. 9 after a lengthy illness, seven years after his beloved wife Alice "Faye", a longtime area teacher and school principal.

Smith was born April 14, 1942 in Lake Wales...

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