Obit: Smith, Myron F. (1932 – 2016)


Surnames: Smith, Goodwin, Hill, Churchwell, Hamess, Ystad, Rogers, Nelson

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 31 Aug 2016

Smith, Myron F. (9 SEP 1932 – 24 JUL 2016)

Myron F. Smith, 83, Dyer, Ark., formerly of Loyal, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. A memorial service was held at the Dyer Baptist Church.

Myron Floyd Smith was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Loyal, to Floyd and Myrtle (nee Goodwin) Smith. He attended schools in Loyal and Dodgeville. At age 17, he joined the U.S. Navy to see the world. After 18 years in the Navy, he went to work in heavy construction overseas, stationed in Saigon. He moved back to the United States the year Saigon fell. He went to work as a long-haul truck driver for Combined Transport until his retirement. He attended Dyer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Smith, Dyer, Ark.; three sons, John J. Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Tom Smith of Tacoma, Wash., and Ralph Smith of Tacoma, Wash; two step-daughters, Norma Hill of Roland, Ark., and Judy Churchwell of Searcy, Ark.; two step-sons, Robert Harness of Alma, Ark., and John Harness of Searcy, Ark.; two sisters, Darlene Ystad of Spanaway, Wash., and Carla Lane of Dennison, Texas; one adopted daughter, Candice (Smith) Rogers of Creal Springs, Ill.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ila Mae Nelson.



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