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The Living ChurchJune 7, 1998Obituary -- Dorsey Green Smith, Jr.216(23)

The Rev. Dorsey Green Smith, Jr., retired priest of the Diocese of Central Florida, died April 25 in Ormond Beach, FL. He was 80. He served as rector of St. James', Ormond Beach, on two separate occasions, and was named rector emeritus there in 1994.

He was born in Scottsville, VA, was educated at Davis and Elkins College and Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1944 and to the priesthood the following year. He was deacon-in-charge of St. Stephen's, Heathsville, VA, 1944-45, and rector there, 1945-47. He also served as associate at Christ Church, Houston, TX, 1947-48; rector of St. Paul's, Houston, 1948-50; rector of St. John's, Brownwood, TX, 1950-57; and rector in Ormond Beach from 1957 to 1963, and 1968-81. He was rector of St. John's, Tampa, FL, 1963-68. In Central Florida, he was a member of the standing committee and served as its president for a time, and was an alternate deputy to General Convention. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and five children.