Sonny Smith, 85, died peacefully at South Peninsula Hospital with his wife Nancy of 51 years at his side. He was born in Austin, Texas. He was a Korean War veteran. He graduated from Texas A&M University. He drove cattle trucks cross country and he loved to ride bulls. Sonny moved to Alaska 1972. He drove trucks in Alaska and worked on the pipeline, the water treatment plant and at the head of Kachemak Bay until he bought the Glacier Drive-In, where he and his wife owned/worked for 31 amazing years.
His hobbies were snow machining, camping, fishing, birdwatching and flying his ultra-light and remote control planes. He retired seven years ago to enjoy spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Nancy; five children; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and his little brother.
Instead of flowers, a donation to the Homer Community Food Pantry under Sonny’s name would be appreciated.
There will be a celebration of life sometime after the New Year.
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