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Clifford “Snuffy” Eugene Smith

06/27/1937 - 04/27/2020

Clifford “Snuffy” E. Smith, 82, of Mountain Iron, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at his residence. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Clifford Eugene Smith was born June 27, 1937 in Appleton, WI to Edward and Barbara Smith. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1955. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and received his honorable discharge on June 12, 1959. He worked at Fox River Paper Company for 20 years, then Kimberly Clark until his retirement.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 220.

Clifford enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and especially spending time with his family. He passed on his love of hunting and fishing to his children.

He is survived by his children, Cinthia Davey of Kendall, WI, Rowen Pace of Mountain Iron, and Kari (David) Campbell of Larsen, WI; grandchildren, Sky (Missy) Davey and their daughter, Thyra, Neil (Angela) Davey and their son, Ethan, Rose Davey, Branden Zastrow, Dylan Zastrow, and Kara Zastrow; sister, Ruth Ann (Clifford) Kruger; and brother Robert (Debra) Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willie Smith; daughter, Lisa Smith; and son Dwaine Smith.

6 thoughts on “Clifford “Snuffy” Eugene Smith”

  1. Bob and Debbie Smith says:

    Snuffy was a great brother and friend. He was a great singer and it was hard to tell the difference between him and Dean Martin singing a song. He was also a very gentle and easy going man. We will miss him as a brother, brother in law, and a wonderful friend and above all else the fun times we had hunting and fishing. Love you always. Say Hi to everyone that has passed before you.

  2. Kari Campbell says:

    Daddy I miss you and I love you.

  3. Russ Wiggins says:

    I knew Snuffy for many years. Enjoyed deer hunting and staying at Willie’s. My sister knew him from High School.I remember Him singing at several taverns and boy could he sing. My sincerest condolences to the family

  4. Rowen Pace says:

    Dad! What a Heart! Such a sweet, beautiful, gentle Soul you are! You were always so thoughtful, always so full of love and care for others. Such a warm soft Joyful Spirit!
    Such a voice! He was so proud to sing. He loved to woo us with his voice and his songs. So proud of so many things. His Family, his Friends, and all the dogs too! And baseball! He loved to play baseball! The stories and tales of hunting and fishing were great and as many as the meals that filled out bellies! And so much more. These are things that put that Diamond Shine and Joyful Sparkle in his eyes and just some of the things I wish to recall whenever I think of him and just a bit of what I thought to share with all. I will miss him.

  5. Neil Davey says:

    Grandpa I miss you. I miss going fishing and eating smoked Salmon. Hanging out during those endless summers and im sure driving you crazy. You were a gentle caring man with a quiet strength and dignity. The world will miss your spirit and your singing.

  6. Cindy Davey says:

    Sensitive, kind, generous. Sometimes out of the blue ~ Dad would say something when you really really needed it, just what you needed . He had exceptional empathy.
    I remember I loved loved loved taking his boots and shoes off as a very young child. I remember Dad and I would watch the 1963 version of Jason and the Argonaut when it came on TV when I was very young, and I had to sit right next to him ~ as it was so thrilling to me.
    I always watched Dad play in his softball league, and in years later he would come and watch me play.
    I will always remember my Dad’s outstanding (perch) fish fry!!!! The Very Best In The World!
    He was proud of his children.
    He loved. He worked hard. He tried the best he could.
    He carried a lot.
    He was My Dad. Our Dad. I Love You Dad. Always.

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