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Samuel Smiling, age 76, of Merritt Island, Florida passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, while visiting his brother and sisters in Maxton, North Carolina.

Sam was born in Dillon, South Carolina. He came to Brevard County from Maxton, North Carolina in 1961. He was a Journeyman Carpenter and worked for Acousti Engineering Company of Florida as an acoustical ceiling mechanic and in other related trades for over 30 years.

Sam is survived by his daughter, Lisa Grube, and her husband, Bob; his son, Alan Smiling and his wife, Carol; and grandchildren, Samantha and Leslie Grube and Kaley and Carsyn Smiling. He is also survived by one brother, Albert Smiling, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and three sisters, Margaret Locklear, Stella Scott and Ruth Scott of Maxton, North Carolina, hundreds of nieces and nephews and dozens of good friends. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Griffis Smiling and his parents, Willie E. and Ida Epps Smiling. Also pre-deceasing him were his brothers, Earlee, Timothy, Caldwell, Donnie, Albertas, Howard (HT), Grant, Joseph and his sister, Myrtle Jacobs.

Services will be held at the Life Event Center, Florida Memorial Gardens, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. with the service following at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow.

The family has requested that they would prefer the obituary not be posted on social media, please.