Sheldon Jay Smith born on July 31, 1946
He graduated in 1966 from Hopedale High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduation as a stock control clerk (clerical) awarded National Defense Medal, later employed and retired from Columbus College of Arts and Design as building maintenance manger.
Was married to Betty Smith who preceded him in death.
Surrounded by a son Sheldon Jay Prudy Sr. two grandsons Sheldon J Purdy 2nd and Dion R Purdy and three great-grandchildren, Tali, Azyvion, and Caden Purdy
Surviving by four brothers, Glen Smith, Conrad Smith, Randy Smith, and Gaylord Smith, and two sisters, Valjean Peterson and Sharon Smith
A brother Charles Smith and sister Sandy Young preceded him in death.