edward dudley smitherman 

Edward Dudley “Buddy” Smitherman, 84, a resident of Springfield, Florida went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Gulf Coast Hospital. He was born January 17, 1936 in Panama City, Florida.

He liked to fish and retired after 38 years from the City of Springfield as the Water Maintenance Supervisor. He loved to preach the gospel and was a longtime member, over 60 years, of Springfield Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Euretha Paul Smitherman; five brothers, and five sisters.

Those left to cherish Buddy’s memory include his children, Aletha Wilson, Janice Scurlock (James Scurlock), James Curtis Smitherman, and Patricia Nelson (Robbie Nelson); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sister, Clara Daniels Jones (Terry Jones).

Private family visitation will be held Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home. Private family Graveside Service will be held at Lynn Haven Cemetery. A Celebration of Buddy's Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Community Church Building Fund.

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