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Date published: 1/4/2014

Dayton L. Smith

Dayton Lee Smith, 89, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Smith had retired as an investigator for Spotsylvania County's Sheriff's Office. He had retired from the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II and having been awarded a Purple Heart. Mr. Smith enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include three children, Darrell L. Smith and wife Sharon, Karen Y. Lee and Lee Ann Smith; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Elizabeth, and a son, David Smith.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.