ECFCU president steps down after 45 years

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 09:31 AM.

Smith’s DNA surely contains a human-assistance chromosome. One nurtured without fanfare or attention, but always with a gentle smile and kind word.

He has long been the familiar face of Uncle Sam during Independence on the Coast celebrations.

He is known for his work with cars, changing oil or other small repairs, for those in need throughout the community.

Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union officials made sure Smith’s retirement from the board did not impact his willingness to do minor work on repossessed cars.

He is heavily involved in his First Baptist Church family, leading blood drives and other outreach events. He is a rabid booster for Port St. Joe athletics and the schools.

Smith also serves on a board at Sacred Heart Hospital.

“He never thinks of himself,” said Melissa Ramsey. “He is a friend to many and he’s a true friend, he walks the walk. His actions speak louder than his words and he would just as soon not speak any words.

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