Sidney S. Smith

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sidney S. Smith, 82, of Grand Island, Neb., passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015.

He was born April 14, 1932, the son of William E. and Elsie (Snider) Smith. On Feb. 1, 1953, in Belle Plaine, Kan., he was united in marriage to Jane Hughson.

Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Jane; two sons, Kirby K. Smith, of Grand Island, Neb., and Randal L. Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Johnnie Lee (Smith) Horner and her husband, Max, of Kingston, Wash. Preceding him death were his parents.

He grew up in Cassville and was a 1950 graduate of Cassville High School. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1954, with a B.S. degree in business. Most of his business career was in the aerospace industry where he travelled extensively both in the United States and abroad, with much time spent at Cape Canaveral in Florida. After he retired and came home to Cassville to run his father's business, Smith Tire and Service in Cassville. He left Cassville to manage Plastic Fab in Joplin and in 1995, retired again to Grand Island, Neb., to be near his son and grandsons.

He was a life-long Methodist. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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