Obituary: Stephen W. Smith, 58, of Destin, Fla.

Stephen W. Smith, age 58, of Destin, FL, passed away on July 19, 2015 at his parent’s home in Niceville, FL.
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Richard W. and Cora L. Smith and spent his early years in Milford, Connecticut.
Steve graduated from Hopkins School, formerly Hopkins Grammar School, in 1974. He attended the Air Force Academy graduating in 1978. His first assignment was Edwards Air Force Base, CA and while there he graduated from the Air Force Test Flight School as a Test Flight Engineer. At Eglin Air Force Base, FL, Steve served as a Test Flight Engineer until 1987. After the Air Force he worked with different Defense Contractors.
Survivors include his parents, Richard “Dick” and Cora Smith of Niceville, FL; two sons, Gary Smith and Jordan Smith; brother, Thomas L. Smith and sister, Patricia A. Smith.