Sup. Sergt., Inf., 16th Co., Depot Brigade, 4th Provost. Born in Catawba County; son of Luther P. and Sallie Jane Smyer. Husband of Alma Smith. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Newton. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, retransferred to Camp Jackson. Mustered out at Camp Jackson March 8, 1919.