Graveside services for Lamar, Colorado resident, Maurice Smith will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating. Visitation will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Maurice D. Smith, affectionately known by grandchildren as “Popie” and by his many friends as “Maurie” departed this life on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Lamar Estates at the age of 98.
Maurie was born on September 28, 1920 in rural Prowers County to Wilbur and Leatha (Kilgore) Smith.
He is survived by his three children, D. Evan (Deb) Smith of Lamar, Colorado, Dee (Gene) Millbrand of Pueblo, Colorado, and Jo (Ben) Elmore of Vinita, Oklahoma. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Yonda (David Walker) Leonard of Plainview, Colorado, Joanna (R.C) Patterson of Kim, Colorado, Ty (Bobbi) Jones of Walsh, Colorado, Terra (Dean) Gray of Pueblo, Colorado, Kalye (Tyler) Griffin of Guymon, Oklahoma, Jason (Jennie) Elmore of Waukomis, Oklahoma, , Mindy (John) Collins of Pueblo, Colorado, Elgin (Jolene) Elmore of Hominy, Oklahoma, and Rickey (Michelle) Jones of Pueblo, Colorado; 18 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith of Lamar, Colorado; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Maurie was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Leatha Smith of Lamar, Colorado; wife, Wilma Smith on March 6, 1987; three brothers, Blynne Smith of Lamar, Colorado, Eugene Smith of Lamar, Colorado, and Paul (Shorty) Smith of Lamar, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Smith and Floy Smith of Lamar, Colorado.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, Colorado, 81052.