Howard Smith, 79, St. Joseph, MO

Published 05/02 2014 08:58AM

Updated 05/02 2014 09:00AM

Howard Smith, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at his home.

He was born July 16, 1934 to Tom and Lena (Searcy) Smith in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Howard married Georgia Alberta Smith and retired from Missouri Glass. He was also a commander of Corporal Fred Seifert Post 1668 VFW several times.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles R. Smith and Thomas B. Smith; and sister, Annie Chandler.

Survivors: sons, Tom, Howard, Claude and Charles; stepdaughters, Sandy and Elaine; grandchildren, Mike Smith, Hickory,North Carolina, Michelle Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada, Kristen Snyder (Nick), St, Joseph, Missouri, Valerie Banks, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jeremy Smith, St. Joseph, Missouri, Miquela Smith, Bellevue, Nebraska, Shon Taylor, St. Joseph, Missouri, Stepehen Smtih, St. Joseph, Missouri, Stacey Smith, Kansas City, Missouri and Donavan Coon, St. Joseph, Missouri; and fourteen grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at

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