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Carl V. Smock

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

Carl V. Smock, 56, died Sunday (Feb. 2, 2003) at his home south of McCook.

He was born May 12, 1946, to Oran Alfanso and Grace (Heine) Smock at Lexington. He grew up in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School in 1964. He was the 1963 Heavyweight State Wrestling Champion. He attended Kearney State College from 1964-68 and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. He earned his masters degree from Kearney State College in 1982.

On June 6, 1981, he married Ree Stout at Indianola. He taught science at schools in Axtell for one year, Dillard for one year, Republican Valley for six years and McCook for 27 years. He was named the McCook Area Educator of the Year in 2001, by the McCook Chamber of Commerce and Education Committee. He started the wrestling program at Republican Valley High School and coached girls volleyball. He has assisted as a troop leader for Boy Scout Troop No. 147. He initiated Conservation Day and took part in nature studies for the University of Nebraska. He and his students were involved with the Nebraska River Project on the Republican River.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Nebraska Academy of Science Teachers, the National Education Association, the Nebraska State Education Association and McCook Education Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Judy; and step-mother, Marge Smock.

Survivors include his wife, Ree and two sons, Richard and Stephen, all of McCook; four brothers, Eugene Smock and wife Judy, Dale Smock and wife Regina, Ervin Smock and wife Donna, all of Cozad and Richard Smock of Holdrege; two sisters, Jackie and husband, Ward Slater of Aztec, N.M., and Clara Arfmann of Lincoln; father-in-law, Eugene Stout; sister-in-law Janet and husband, Ray Clark all of Bigfork, Mont.; and great grandmother-in-law, Grace Stout of Abilene, Kan.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan Hendershot officiating. Inurnment will be at a later time.

His body was cremated. Friends may sign his book today until 5 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Students and school personnel may sign his book at McCook Junior High School and McCook Senior High School.

Memorials are being accepted in his name.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.