Franklin L. Smart

January 01, 1933
- August 03, 2007

GARDNER, Mass. (formerly of Milo) - Franklin L. Smart, 74, of 75 Regan St., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born Jan. 1, 1933, in Augusta, he was the son of Myron and Blanche (Livermore) Smart. He graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1951. Mr. Smart was a retired master sergeant, serving in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years. He served overseas in Korea, Japan, Germany and Vietnam. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal with five loops, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars, Vietnam Service Medal with three battle Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, UN Service Medal and Korean Defense Service Medal. After his retirement, he worked for Northeast Petroleum Gas as a district manager and for the MacMae School Bus Co. He was a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, Veterans' of Foreign Wars Post No. 905, Disabled American Veterans' Chapter 70 and Combat Infantry Men's Association. He was also a life member of Templeton Fish and Game Club, serving on the board of directors for many years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Chalotte L. (Nosek) Smart; two sons, Daniel J. and his wife, Sandra, of Sherman, Texas, and David F. and his wife, Judy, of East Templeton, Mass. He also leaves a sister, Ramona Hamlin of Sebec Village; six grandchildren, Scott, Timothy, Katrina, Kristen, Danielle and Rebecca Smart; and three great-grandchildren, Coby, Rowan and Connor Smart. Franklin was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Forrest of Milo and Ramon of Corinth; and a granddaughter, Jamie E. Smart of East Templeton, Mass. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Smith Funeral Home Inc., 69 Vernon St., Gardner, Mass. Burial will be at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon, Mass. Calling hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jamie E. Smart Arts Scholarship Fund, care of Colonial Cooperative Bank, 6 City Hall Ave., Gardner, MA 01440.

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