Albert Farrell Smith, 74, a retired government management analyst and security officer, died of cancer Sept. 18 in the Veterans Administration Hospital. A former resident of Upper Marlboro, he maintained homes in Frankford, Del., and Vero Beach, Fla.

Mr. Smith attended the University of Des Moines and Penn College in his native Iowa. He joined the government as a management analyst with the Home Owners Loan Corp. in Detroit in 1933, and moved here later that year. He worked for New Deal agencies and the War Production Board, before serving in the Army Air Forces in the Far East during World War II.

After the war, he spent a year as a car dealer in West Virginia before returning here. He was a salesman with Remington-Rand and the Diebold Corp. in Washington and then worked for the Census Bureau and the Labor Department before joining the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in 1963. He joined NAVFAC as a management analyst and retired as its security chief in 1973.

Mr. Smith had been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1954, and was a founder of the organization's Wheaton chapter. He was a member of the Cecil Saxon Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Silver Spring.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia E. (Willie) Smith of Frankford and Vero Beach; a son, Sam, of Waldorf; two daughters, Michele Barton of Pleasanton, Calif., and Kathleen Cowan of Waldorf, and seven grandchildren.