October 10, 1948 - July 4, 2021
Apostle Dereick Paul Smith, son of Mary L. Smith and the late Donald C. Smith, was born Sunday, October 10, 1948, in Bedford, PA. Dereick held a Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities and served honorably in the United States Army during the Turkey/Honduras Era spanning a career of twenty-two years serving as 1 SG 2 – 187th Airborne Battalion, 193 Infantry Brigade - 97th Division and Paratrooper of the 82 Airborne Division. He was the recipient of numerous awards and medals to include the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Meritorious Service Medal and Jungle Warfare School. Dereick served as Senior Pastor and Head Mentor in Men’s Fellowship at his church, Glory To God In The Highest Ministries, Harrisburg, PA. He was a Mentor in the Dauphin County Veteran’s Program and Author of the Book, “Glory to God.” On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his Harrisburg home, at seventy-two years of age, Dereick transitioned from time to eternity joining in eternal life his father and his son, Tony P. Smith. Apostle Dereick Paul Smith leaves a legacy to be honored and cherished by his wife, Edna Smith of Harrisburg, PA; sons, Dereick L. Smith and wife Rhonda of Newport, PA, Joe L. Smith of Harrisburg, PA; daughter, Tammy R. Hoffman and husband Nathan of Delaware; mother, Mary L. Smith of Camp Hill, PA; sister, Vicki L. Smith of Camp Hill, PA; brother, Tom Smith of Mechanicsburg, PA; his grandchildren, Cheyenne Fetterhoff, Larissa Chaplain and husband Aaron, all of Newport, PA, Teejay Hoffman of Harrisburg, PA, Chloe Smith, Ganon Smith, both of Newport, PA, Alyssa Hoffman of Delaware; five great-grandchildren, other family members and friends. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLICK ON THE SHARE A MEMORY TAB TO POST VIDEOS, SHARE MEMORIES, CONDOLENCES, REFLECTIONS OR SIMPLY YOUR NAME. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS ON-LINE STREAMING OF SERVICE TAB OR MEDIA TAB (MOBILE) AND TRIBUTE WEBCAST TO VIEW SERVICE.
Apostle Dereick Paul Smith, son of Mary L. Smith and the late Donald C. Smith, was born Sunday, October 10, 1948, in Bedford, PA. Dereick held a Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities and served honorably in the United States Army during the... View Obituary & Service Information
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