SMITH, WEIR - A resident of Tickfaw, he died Wednesday,
Dec. 4, 1996, at his residence. He was 75 and a native of Ranger, Texas.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Visiting at Geisler Funeral Home, Hammond, 6 p.m to 9
p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Interment in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Pine Grove.
Survived by wife, Edna Lanier Smith; two daughters,
Mrs. Benjamin (Ann) Castiglia, Tickfaw, and Mrs. John (Debra) Broyles,
Stevensville, Mich.; two sons, Ronald W. and Christopher D. Smith, both
of Tickfaw; a sister, Vera Hamilton, Jacksonville, Texas; two brothers,
J.B. Smith and Iry "Buster" Smith, both of Baton Rouge; and seven
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by
parents, James A. and Mary B. Smith; three half-brothers, Grady, Roy and
Wayne Smith; a half-sister, Lois Hamilton; two brothers, Ray and Henry
Smith; and a sister, Era Smith-Chaney.
(The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, 6 Dec 1996, Page 4-D - courtesy of Tedd
(courtesy of Jerry Biggs)
Grave marker for Weir Smith and spouse in the Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.
Weir enlisted on April 30, 1942 at Camp Livingstone, near
Alexandra, LA. It is unclear as to when he was first assigned to
the 508th as his records have a two-uy4r gap between enlistment and his
transfer into Company B
Pvt Smith was awarded the Bronze Service Star awarded
for his participation in Normandy assault when he jumped into Normandy