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Walter Smith

June 8, 1934 - March 12, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: March 15, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Higginsville Veterans Cemetery

  • Memorial Service: 3pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Higginsville Veterans Cemetery

Walter Harlan Smith, 83, of Rayville, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018, at home in Rayville.

A memorial service will be held 3pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Higginsville Veterans Cemetery.

Walter was born June 8, 1934, in Glenn, CA. He is the son of the late Harold E and the late Eva K (Kladder) Smith. He served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1974. Upon completion of his Navy service, Walter became a truck driver. He married the late Marilyn D Scott in 1964, with whom he had one daughter, Cynthia. Later, Walter married the late Melody Mae (Montgomery) Smith, with whom he had four daughters, Kathryn, Debbie, Rena, and Amy.

Walter was a big NASCAR fan, and enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the tavern. He was a life-long member of the VFW, both in California and in Missouri.

A loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Walter is survived by his five daughters: Cynthia, Kathryn, Debbie, Rena, and Amy; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

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