Frank Houston Smith ’26 of Raleigh, N.C., died Oct. 23, 2005. With a B.S. in chemistry from Davidson College, Mr. Smith served as a junior chemist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture, then joined the Department of Animal Science at NCSU as assistant in animal nutrition. He graduated from N.C. State College with an M.S. in chemistry. He retired as professor emeritus in 1973 with 45 years of continuous service to NCSU.
Mr. Smith was affiliated with the American Chemistry Society, the American Oil Chemistry Society, the N.C. Academy of Science, the American Institute of Nutrition, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Sigma Xi. He was a longtime member of Fairmont United Methodist Church, where he served as Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout Master, Methodist Youth Fellowship counselor, and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Lois Ellington Smith; two sons, Frank Houston Smith, Jr. (Gaille Rouse Smith) and David R. Smith, 7712 Tobruk Ct., Hanover, MD 21076-1641; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.