June 8, 1934 - March 12, 2018
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.