Anthony Smith, Army engineer

January 21, 2012

Anthony Smith, 57, an engineer who worked for many years on weapons research for the Army, died Jan. 9 at his home in Stafford, Va. His wife, Carol Smith, said he had pancreatic cancer.

Mr. Smith worked for 32 years as a civilian engineer with the Army’s research and development command. Among his honors, he received two Superior Civilian Service Awards and two Commander’s Awards.

Since 2010, he had worked for the Jacobs Engineering Group in Dumfries.

Anthony Joel Smith was born in Clinton, S.C., and grew up in Arlington County. He was a 1973 graduate of Wakefield High School and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk. He received a master’s degree in administration information resource management from the University of Michigan in 2004.

He was a member of Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Carol Miner Smith, and their son, David Joel Smith, both of Stafford; two stepsons, Derek Bauckman of Fredericksburg and Jacob Bauckman of Richmond; a brother, Terry G. Smith of Springfield; and three grandchildren.

Matt Schudel

Matt Schudel has been an obituary writer at The Washington Post since 2004.