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home : obituaries : obituaries April 28, 2016

9/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
Alvia "Bub" Smith
Aug. 24, 1944 - Sept. 16, 2013
Alvia Smith
Alvia Smith

Alvia "Bub" Smith, 69, passed away on Sept. 16, 2013, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 24, 1944, in Peru, to Alvia M. and Juanita (Wagner) Smith.

Bub grew up in Peru. He graduated from Peru High School in 1962. After high school, he served our country in the U.S. Navy abourd the USS Boxer, USS Nautilus and USS Bang.

He worked as a firefighter in Peru for seven years. He then worked as a firefighter for Grissom Air Force Base for 20 years. He also worked at Dukes Memorial Hospital as an EMT instructor and an EMT on the ambulance. Bub also worked for his father at the Standard Oil Filling Station on the west end of Peru for over 20 years.

Bub married his high school sweetheart, Sula Salmons in 1964, in Peru. They were happily married 49 years. Bub was a member of Elks Lodge 2120, Rochester. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and water skiing. He taught many children and adults how to waterski, hunt and fish. He was a fiercely loyal and loving husband, dad and friend. He always shared a smile, a laugh, a good conversation and any help he could.

Bub is survived by his spouse, Sula, Rochester; his sister, Linda Goley, Covington; his children, Alvia Chris and Lisa Dotson Smith, Indianapolis, Cory Smith and Sandra Greer, San Antonio, Texas, and Daren and Julie Rogers, Indianapolis; and six grandchildren, Madison Smith, Charlotte and Brittany Rogers, and Makenzie, Makayla and Madalynne Greer; one great-grandson, Sterling King; and several nieces and nephews.

Bub was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alvia M. and Juanita Smith; and his sister, Sue Jaeger.

Friends may visit 4-7 p.m. today at Flowers and Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

Funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Nautilus Education Assistance Fund, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, 4966 Euclid Road, Suite 109, Virginia Beach, Va., or online at Donations may also be made to Logansport Church of the Brethren.

Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Article comment by: Ron Bullock

We were neighbors of Bud when we resided in Rochester. I remember Bud taught me the art of fishing! What a experience!!! He was such a wonderful neighbor to my family. Thanks Bud!

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013
Article comment by: Mike Hornstein

So sorry to hear of Bub's passing. He was a kind man! My prayers are with all of you. Please know that Jesus will give you the Peace that passes all of our understanding as you grieve your loss! In Christ's Love, Mike Hornstein

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