- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Hutchinson News (KS), 20 Mar 2010.
Lawrence Gene "Smitty" Smith obituary
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name Fay Deon Smith
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Optima, Optima Town, Texas, Oklahoma, United States
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1931
Last Place of Residence Rural, Texas, Oklahoma
Ethel Smith Head F 32 Oklahoma
Lawerence Jean Smith Son M 12 Oklahoma
Fay Deon Smith Son M 9 Oklahoma
Deloris Smith Daughter F 8 Oklahoma
- [S142] Newspaper Article, Guymon Daily Herald (OK), 10 Aug 2013.
Fay D. Smith was born April 3, 1931 in Optima, to Howard and Ethel ( Whaley ) Smith . He passed away at his home in Nickerson, Ks. on August 5, 2013 at the age of 82.
Fay retired from the Kansas Dept. of Transportation and was a US Navy Veteran serving four years.
Fay married Beverly Davis and to this union 4 children were born; Gwendolen, Gale, Troy, and Gina.
He later married Anah Marie Hinkle and added 2 step-daughtersm, Cynde and Vicky and a son of the heart, Mark Musso.
Fay is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anah Marie Hinkle Smith (2006); son, Troy Smith (1994); a brother, Lawrence Smith (2012); and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Stowell (2009).
He leaves to mourn his passing 3 daughters, Gwendolen (Bryan) Stowell of Nickerson, Ks., Gale Buckwalter (Alan Janzen), Gina (John) Scott both of Hutchinson, Kan.; step-daughters, Cynde (Dave) Wedel of Buhler, Kan. and Vicky Metz of Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Delores "Sis" Cook of Hutchinson, Kan. and sister-in law, Maxine Smith of Arizona; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; son of the heart, Mark Musso and a niece and nephews.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Reno County. The family has chosen cremation.
A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery on Monday, August 12 2013 at 2 p.m. with Military Honors.
A Celebration of Life gathering at Fay's house will be held after the service.
Old Mission Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services are entrusted with the arrangements.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 135483842).
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name Howard H Smith
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 18 Feb 1928
Event Place Hooker, Woods, Oklahoma, United States (sic)
Birth Year (Estimated) 1900
Spouse's Name Ethel Whaley
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 20
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1908
"Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29872-3013-20?cc=1709399 : accessed 7 September 2015), > image 1 of 1; county courthouses, Oklahoma.