He married Judy J. Befort on July 4, 2001, in Salida, Colo. He joined the U.S. Air Force in June of 1966 and discharged June of 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; children, Larry Smith (Christy) and Hans Strasser, grandchildren, Gage Smith, Jaxson Smith and Emily Lauer, and sister, Jackie Finch, all of Salina; four nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Terry Smith, Steve Smith and Linda McCelland.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Ryan Mortuary. Inurnment will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St., Salina, KS 67401.