Doyle Forsythe Smith

Doyle Forsythe Smith, 62, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Visitation will be held at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana on Friday, August 7, 2009 from 4 PM until 10 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Smyrna Baptist Church, Sugartown Hwy 112, DeRidder, Louisiana with Rev. Arlen Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.


He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. At retirement, he was the 2nd highest decorated soldier at Fort Polk. He also worked for the American Embassy as a cleared American Guard for many years in El Salvador, Jordan and Kiev. 


Survivors include the following: Wife: Delores Smith of DeRidder, Louisiana; Daughter:  Shanon Gluckman of Merced, California; Step-Children: Vickie Griffin of Harlingen, Texas, Jerry Johnson of Pitkin, Louisiana, Deborah Wise and husband Terry of Mora, Louisiana, Rhonda Haymon and husband Jon of Deville, Louisiana, and Sheila Johnson of Pitkin, Louisiana; Brothers: Cassius and wife Valery Smith of Madison, Alabama, Craig and wife Kathleen Smith of Carmel, California, Mark and wife Diane Smith of Beverly Hills, California, and Christofer Forsythe of Sonoma, California; Sisters: Valerie and husband Don Cuttie of Lutherville, Georgia and Jacquelyn Smith of Castro Valley, California; as well as Three Grandchildren, Seven Step-Grandchildren, and Six Step-Great Grandchildren.

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