David Edward Smith, 63, of Joplin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin.
He was born Sept.3, 1949, in Washburn, the son of Milford L. and Pearl (Weathers) Smith. On July 8, 1972, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Sheryl Bruton, who survives.
Additional survivors include: two sisters, Lena Ballard and LaVerna Williamson, both of Missouri.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
He received his education at Washburn and Monett, graduating from Monett High School in 1969. He was self-employed, managing a booth at the flea market in Joplin. He was a member of Seligman Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Tuesday in King Cemetery, Seligman, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor John Henry conducted the services.
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