March 15, 1926 - December 21, 2009
Cassel C. Smith, 83, formerly of New Castle, died in North Port, Florida on December 21, 2009 after an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1926 in Huntersville, Kentucky, a son of the late Samuel E. and Rosa Bell (Chism) Smith. Cassel retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1979 following 31 years of service. Mr. Smith served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1947. He was a past Vice-President of UAW Local 371. He served on the board of directors and of the NCC Federal Credit Union where he was also a member of the credit committee. He also attended the Knightstown Church of God and the First Christian Church in North Port, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Ruth (Brooks) Smith; two sons, Gary (wife: Debbie) Smith and Cassel (wife: Cindy) Smith Jr.; two daughters, Rosemary (husband: Mike) Taylor and Lori Logan all of New Castle; two step-daughters, Cindy (husband: Lowell) Lumpkin of Sycamore, IL and Cheryl (husband: Richard) Mastin of North Port, FL; a step-daughter-in-law, Rose Brooks of Port Charlotte, FL; seven grandchildren, Misty (husband: Steve) Bachinski, Larry Stigall Jr., Aaron (wife: Danielle) Stigall, Heather (husband: Clint) Moore, Hannah Logan, Carisa (husband: David) Whitefield, Cory Smith, Cassel (wife: Jane) Smith III, Caleb Smith, and Eli Smith; six step-grandchildren, Brent (wife: Charity) Mastin, Brian Mastin, David Lumpkin, Daniel Lumpkin, Michelle (husband: Richard) Gromalski, and John Brooks; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Larry Stigall and Troy Logan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita G. (Neal) Smith, one sister, Maudie Lee; eight brothers, Coy, William, Willard, Claude, Hassel, Arlie, Rathmel, and Norman Smith; and one step-son, Jack Brooks. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Rev. Dorman Winger officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by a contingent from the American Legion and VFW. Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.
Cassel C. Smith, 83, formerly of New Castle, died in North Port, Florida on December 21, 2009 after an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1926 in Huntersville, Kentucky, a son of the late Samuel E. and Rosa Bell (Chism) Smith. Cassel... View Obituary & Service Information
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