Junior Stith


Junior (Red) Stith, 78, of Payson, died June 3, 2005. He was born Sept. 26, 1926 in Okmulgee, Okla.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, and at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1981 after 30 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, NARFE, Loyal Order of Moose, Disabled American Veterans Commander one year, Elks and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Stith of Payson; daughters, Elaine Miller of Gardnerville, Nev., Cheryl Hanrahan of Riverside, Calif. and Debra Stith of Payson; sister, Dorothy Day of Citrus Heights, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2005 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero, Payson, followed by a 3 p.m. graveside service and interment at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park, Payson.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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