On Christmas evening, Dr. Pat Smittle went home to her heavenly Father, Lord, and Savior.
The youngest of five children, she was born on November 27, 1937 in Bodcaw, Arkansas to Chris and Gertie Butler.
In 1955, she married Burrell Smittle and they moved to Gainesville in 1964.
A lifelong educator, Pat received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Florida,
and her Ed.D. from Gramling University.
She started the Learning Lab at Santa Fe College and retired as an Associate Vice President in 2004. She served on the College Board for many years, and also served many years as a Sunday school teacher with her husband Burrell.
Pat is survived by her two children, Sharon Skiles (Jim) and Steve Smittle (Karen); grandchildren, Jessica Mullis (Donny), Jimmy Skiles (Kim), Lindsey Yeadon, Stephen Smittle, and Andrew Smittle; and seven great grandchildren.
Pat was a Charter Member of Westside Baptist and Covenant Baptist Church, and attended and served at First Baptist and Grace United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Created Gainesville, the Tim Tebow Foundation, or the charity of your choice. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. December 29, 2022, at the Chapel of the Meadows (mausoleum) at Forest Meadows Central Memorial Park 4100 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361