Edward (Fast Eddy) Smith was a husband, father, but a friend to many. When asked about our father, I
would stop and think, then respond “My daddy worked hard, and played harder. His legacy is to do
what makes you happy, because in the end, that’s what matters.
Everything in life has a cause and effect. The difference is how you handle it. Be willing to take
responsibility for the consequences so you never have to apologize. “Smitty”, as I called him when we
had disagreements, lived the way he wanted and was always surrounded by people who did the same.
As a young girl, I was a part of a crew that I thought was normal compared to the rest of the world.
Uncle Mike, Dean, Don, Harry, cousin Anthony and Marcus, helped mold a no nonsense strong female
but my mom Vera and “big mama “ provided the softer parts.
As a grandparent he wasn’t your typical paw paw. His grandsons Ricky, Kennedy and Vernon knew that.
He wasn’t the big hug, go fishing grandad but blunt and matter of fact with love grandfather. Riviera
(little Red), got the soft grandpa. My sister Robin got the older sensible, compromising dad, while I got
the “that’s final “ dad. As you can see he was a man of many facets. Like a diamond, it all depended on
how you look at it depicted what you got.
I know many of you have things they want to say so the family will give you the opportunity to do so. We
just ask the you respect time and limit it to two minutes. If you didn’t get a remembrance card for the
service, please leave your name and address in the book so that we can send you the obituary. If you
have an email, I will send it to that instead.
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