Friday, April 15, 2016

George L. Smith

George Lee Smith, 80, of Ft. Smith, AR passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Ft. Smith.  George was born  July 21, 1935 in Tampa, FL to Claude Rube & Thelma Mae (Rourke) Smith.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force where flew B52 bombers.  George loved to fly  He owned his own gas company in Florida as well as over 25 convenience stores. George & Shirley were HS sweethearts but as life goes they were married to others.  After some thirty years they were reunited, married and were very, very happy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Joanne Mae Barr.
 Survivors include his wife, Shirley of the home; sons & daughters in law, David Lee & Paula Smith of Broken Arrow, OK, James Lee & Lisa Smith of Seneca, SC; Lundy & Samantha Kiger of Poteau, OK; Jody Kiger of Spiro, OK; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Memorial services will be 2pm  Friday, April 22, 2016 at Ft. Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR. 

1 comment:

Gundy Merryman said...

I have always considered George to be a loyal life long friend. We first met in the sixth grade and continued from there to high school graduation in 1953. We played Spiro Bulldog football for 5 years. He and I made a lot of hopefully untraceable tracks around Spiro during those years. Some of them were stupid and embarrassing when we were adults but we always enjoyed remembering them at our class reunions. All of them seemed like a splendid idea at the time. You will be greatly missed my friend. George Lee Smith will always have a special place in my memory.