Carl Smith- "Smitty"

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Carl “Smitty” Smith born August 24, 1948 in Miami Florida to Thelma and Eugene Smith of Belle Glade, died September 25, 2021. He was a longtime resident of Palm Beach County and most recently a resident of Landrum, South Carolina.
He was retired from a long career in the construction industry, but his lifelong passion was skydiving. He was an instructor in Indiantown and Clewiston, FL, and a well-respected member of the skydiving community, where he impacted many individuals with his patience, quiet demeanor, and professionalism. He always took time to nurture people new to the sport, and was working with new jumpers up until the day he died. His newest skydive family was in Chester, SC.
Another passion of his was photography, which he incorporated into both skydiving and his love of nature. Hours were spent in nature preserves, on land and kayaking on Florida rivers, getting the perfect shot. While on vacation, he would take breath-taking landscape photos, but had to be reminded sometimes to include people. He was always a craftsman, but most recently became a wood-turning artisan.
Smitty is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jennifer Smith; his two daughters Stephanie Rudy (Tim), and Christy Herrmann (Michael); and his sister Linda Miles.
I knew Smitty from jumping with him in Clewiston. He was a really nice person, avid photographer and a hell of a good jumper. I will definitely miss him.
RIP Smitty, BSBD


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