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Elton Douglas Smith, was born on April 8, 1951, in Live Oak, Florida, to the late Claudine Redmon Smith and James Douglas Smith, both who preceded him in death. Elton graduated from Douglas High School with the class of 1969.
Elton was a 60's and 70's music historian, collecting records and music memorabilia starting at a very early age. While living in Randallstown, Maryland for many years, he was employed as a substitute teacher, served seventeen years in the Army Reserve and was employed and retired from US Airlines where he worked in Maintenance. After returning to Florida he continued with pursuing his music dreams and founded the America Black Music Hall of Fame Foundation.
On August 28th, 2017 after an extended illness, Elton parted this earth and crossed over from time to eternity at UF Health(Shands) Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.
Memories will be forever cherished by his family, Kassie (Smith) Dunmore, Tampa, Florida; Debra Smith, Tampa, Florida; Raymond Redmon(Mishaun), Catonsville, Maryland; Gary Dunmore(Twila), Mary Esther, Florida; Frank Redmon, Wellborn, Florida; preceded him in death, sister, Carolyn (Smith) Louis; brother, Bernard Smith; aunts, Claretha Allen, Lake City, Florida; Marie Smith, Jacksonville, Florida; uncle, Robert E. Williams, Palm Coast, Florida and a host of cousins, nieces, and grandnieces and nephews and grandnephews and friends.
The Celebration of Life service for Elton Douglas Smith will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017, Brother Richard Hills, Officiating, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel, 251 N.E. Washington St., Lake City, FL.
The family will receive friends 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, Cooper Funeral Home.
Published on August 31, 2017
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