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Frank Ford Smith

October 14, 1945 — July 7, 2023

Frank Ford Smith 78, Born 10/14/1945 to C.A Smith & June Edna Smith Passed away peacefully 07/07/2023 at his home. Frank was born Oct. 14 1945 in Colorado Springs, Co into a military family where he went on to live in numerous states across the United States as His Father was Lt. Col. In the United States Airforce. After the retirement of his dad in the military the Family resided in Lava Hot Springs, ID where he ended up spending most of his life and Graduated from Marsh Valley High School in Arimo, ID and met his wife Janet R Whitehead which later divorced. After High School he always had a passion for anything mechanical and proceeded to follow his Father’s footsteps and serve in the United States Airforce 1/10/1966 – 4/4/1968 as a combat engineer. After his service with Honorable Discharge He moved to Salt Lake City and eventually found his home in Ucon, ID. Frank was always from the day he was born into anything mechanical or technical, After moving to Ucon he was part business owner of Eagle Rock Business System’s as a cash register salesman/repairman later continuing on to I-Tec business System’s and finding a career as a I.T Specialist at Eastern Idaho Reginal Medical Hospital for 20+ years he continued on to form his own company C.V World LLC a computer and networking Co., As He grew older his passion for the Military and Veteran’s grew stronger. He became involved in all the Local Veteran’s organizations, Was President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 972, as well as being on the State Council American Legion Post 56; He was founder/President of The American Legion Riders Association for the State of Idaho and current President of the Snake River Chapter. In 2015 He came up with an Idea to give back to his military brothers and sisters and organized Veteran’s Mobility Corp a service that gave mobility back to injured Vet’s by providing them electric power wheelchairs in his time he gave 378 chairs to Vet’s, individuals and children to give their mobility and Life back. Frank was always known for his hard work, his kindness, his dedication and his famous stories and Positive outlook on life there was nothing you could throw at him that he could not come back with a positive story or comment. He will be Gratefully Missed by Many. He is preceded in death to his father C.A Smith, his Mother June Smith, Brother Brian Smith, Sister Patty Carmen, Son Frank Smith IV and grandson Kasey Burgess. Survived by Daughter Tanya Smith Burgess, Son Brad Smith, Granddaughter Kodee k. Smith, Granddaughter Wendy Smith, Grandson Jayden E. Smith, Grandson Brendan D. Smith, Grandson Jeremy Burgess and 5 great grandchildren. As per family request, graveside services will be private. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. This will be posted on the Idaho State Vietnam Memorial Facebook Page or text the VMC @ 208-352-2967. In lieu of Flowers Preferred donations to keep his favorite non-profit operating and his dream of helping other’s Donations can be sent to legacy or mail to: Veterans Mobility Corp 10884 N. Yellowstone Hwy, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Frank's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 3:00PM at the Vietnam Memorial Shelter at Freeman Park,1290 Science Center Dr, Idaho Falls, ID

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