Eddie Smith, age 81, passed away January 22, 2021 in Prairie City, Oregon. A memorial service will be held in this Spring of 2021.\n \nEddie was born January 1, 1940 in Highfill, Arkansas to Jackson and LuVeta (Trimble) Smith. He went to school in Sweet Home, Oregon. Eddie then enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958 and returned home in 1962.\n \n He married Latrona Wineger in June of 1965 in Redmond, Oregon. Eddie was self employed as a Medical Salesman and continued his career for 30 years before retiring.\n \nEddie was a volunteer Fireman in Sweet Home and Gresham, Oregon. He also enjoyed being Santa for the Shriner's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.\n \nEddie was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and LuVeta Smith.\n \nSurvivors include his wife Latrona; their three children: Bryan Smith of Raymond, Washington; Kristi Smith and Mary Guthery of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Sara Fesler of Centralia, Washington.\n \nMemorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #106 through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.\n \nTo leave an online condolence for the family, please visit wwwdriskillmemorialchapel.com.