SMITH, Glenn Groesbeck

Glenn Groesbeck Smith, 76, prominent Salt Lake City member, died June 19 in a Salt Lake City hospital after a short illness.

He was former President of the of the LDS Church and the Wells Stake Mission. He had served in a bishopric and a stake high council. In business life he was a long-time state employee and a funeral director.

Mr.Smith was known best perhaps, as an all-time, all-state basketball star with the old and college teams. At six feet, six inches tall, he is believed to be the tallest man to play basketball for this school.

He was born Sept. 19, 1893 at Manasa, Colo. in the same town and about the same time as Jack Dempsey.  He married Christy Johnson, June 25, 1919 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Survivors:  widow; sons, S. Glenn, Sandy; Lyman E., Salt Lake City; Larry D. Murray; Ralph J., Santa Clara, Calif.; 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elisabeth Rex, Randolph; Josephine, Salt Lake City.

The funeral service was held June 22 in the North Seventeenth Ward Chapel in Salt Lake City and interment was in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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