Stanley L. 'Pete' Smith

Stanley Lee “Pete” Smith, 80, of Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Smith graduated from Jackson Township High School and attended Purdue University. He served in the United States Marines. He was a construction executive with Martin Inc for 20 years and retired from Jim Ingledue Construction. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, Marine Corps League and Roanoke American Legion Post 160.
He was born April 27, 1937, in Roanoke to John and Nancy Augspurger Smith. He married Carolyn Garstka in Allen County on March 9, 1959, and she survives in Huntington.

Also surviving are four sons, Timothy Smith, of Woodburn; Anthony (Mary Ann) Smith, of Columbia, SC; Michael (Vickie) Smith, of Lafayette; and Andrew (Jennifer) Smith, of Gulfport, MS; a daughter, Beth (Max) Melchi of McCordsville; a sister, Sharon (Steve) Williams of Roanoke; a brother, Steve (Jorja) Smith, of Fort Wayne; and nine grandchildren, Jacob (Christina) Smith, Suzanne (Matthew) Postell, Brandon Smith, Samantha Smith, Colin Smith, Sydney Smith, Matthew Melchi, Marissa Melchi and Mallory Melchi.
Calling is Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, preceding the noon funeral Mass. Rev. Dale Bauman will officiate.  Roanoke American Legion Post 160 will provide military honors.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Drive, Roanoke, IN 46750.
Online condolences may be made at