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George Wilford Smith Jr.

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George Wilford Smith Jr.

Birth
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death
2 May 2014 (aged 90)
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA Add to Map
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George W. Smith Jr. was born on November 4, 1923 in Jackson, Mississippi to George Wilford Smith and Helen Gertrude Snare and grew up in Crawford County, Kansas. He was a veteran, having served his country from June 1944 to June 1946 in the 130th Army Airways as a cryptographic technician, stationed in Kunming, China. George resided in Shawnee, Kansas or nearby since 1951. He attended local churches including: First Baptist Church of Shawnee, Antioch Hills Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Overland Park, and Merriam Christian Church, and he served his Lord in various capacities throughout his lifetime. He also spent his spare time gardening, bowling, golfing, taking photographs and making frames, listening to music, telling about and writing his memories, playing checkers and solitaire. He is survived by Floy, his wife of sixty-five years; along with his son, Gary Smith (Patricia); daughter Catherine Boydston (Russ). Grandchildren: Stephanie Smith (Travis Svehla); Jennifer Deschene (Pete); Courtney Boydston; Ryan Boydston (Somer); Caleb Boydston. Great-Grandchildren: Sydney and Samantha Svehla; Aidan Deschene. Siblings: Louise Walker; Shannon Clugston (Marge); a sister-in-law Judy Clugston and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Donald Smith and Jesse Clugston.
George W. Smith Jr. was born on November 4, 1923 in Jackson, Mississippi to George Wilford Smith and Helen Gertrude Snare and grew up in Crawford County, Kansas. He was a veteran, having served his country from June 1944 to June 1946 in the 130th Army Airways as a cryptographic technician, stationed in Kunming, China. George resided in Shawnee, Kansas or nearby since 1951. He attended local churches including: First Baptist Church of Shawnee, Antioch Hills Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Overland Park, and Merriam Christian Church, and he served his Lord in various capacities throughout his lifetime. He also spent his spare time gardening, bowling, golfing, taking photographs and making frames, listening to music, telling about and writing his memories, playing checkers and solitaire. He is survived by Floy, his wife of sixty-five years; along with his son, Gary Smith (Patricia); daughter Catherine Boydston (Russ). Grandchildren: Stephanie Smith (Travis Svehla); Jennifer Deschene (Pete); Courtney Boydston; Ryan Boydston (Somer); Caleb Boydston. Great-Grandchildren: Sydney and Samantha Svehla; Aidan Deschene. Siblings: Louise Walker; Shannon Clugston (Marge); a sister-in-law Judy Clugston and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Donald Smith and Jesse Clugston.


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