Published 1/17/2013 in ObituariesVon Smith, 78, of Garden City, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
He was born Oct. 23, 1934, in Dodge City, to Elmer Lon and Muriel Hayes Smith. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1952.
On Aug. 9, 1953, he married Wanda Smith in Garden City.
Mr. Smith became the owner-operator of Metal Fabricators in 1976.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Gail DaSilva of Hanson, Ky., Sherry Sherman of Olathe, and Donna Ortiz of Garden City; a son, Patrick Smith of Holcomb; two brothers, Perry Smith of Idaho, and Jeff Smith of Guymon, Okla.; two sisters, Brenda Hickey and Ann Hill, both of La Grande, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Rusty Smith.
Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to the Garden City Community College Endowment Fund, In care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.
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Von and his crew did many jobs for my Dad and I over the years. We thought of him as a personal friend as well as a man of honesty and the old school work ethic. He was a great man and we will miss his warm and friendly demeanor. Our sympathy to his family. Mel and Leland Crist
Posted by: Leland and Mel Crist on 1/18/2013
To Wanda and the family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and gradnfather. Von was such a sweet man and I enjoyed getting to visit with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Tiffany & Zach Peitz on 1/17/2013
Von & I went to school together, both of us graduated in 1952 from GCHS. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. I had a twin sister Carolyn who was killed in a car accident in 1964. Marolyn
Posted by: Marolyn Burlin Chmelka on 1/17/2013
To the Von Smith family. Sorry for your loss... Brenda, Ann,Jeff and Perry,, Sorry for the loss of your Brother.. Praying for all of you.
Posted by: Cheryl Bowen Martin on 1/17/2013
My prayers go out to the Smith Family. I have many fond memories of Von, loved the fishing trips to Glen Elder. To my boys you had a wonderful grandpa! May he RIP.
Posted by: Dorothy on 1/17/2013