Melvin D. Smith, 78, of Lake Placid went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center. Melvin was the son of Helen June Peoples and Boyd Lowe Smith who was born on May 21, 1939 in Lynch, Kentucky. Melvin served his country with honors in the US Navy. After his discharge, he worked for the Town of Palm Beach Fire Department as a firefighter for 27 years and retired as a Lieutenant. After his retirement he moved to Lake Placid in 2003 and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing the local lakes, Alabama Crimson Tide, and NASCAR. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. Melvin is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, daughter; Stephanie Smith, son; Scott Smith, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A service to celebrate Melvin’s life will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Leisure Lake Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia Street Lake Placid with Rev. Don Roberts officiating. Melvin will be laid to rest at the Florida Nation Cemetery in Bushnell with Military Honors by the US Navy 1:30 PM, Thursday, January 18, 2018. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Melvin’s memory to the Vitas Hospice 134 N. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, FL 33870.