Earl R. Smith
PALISADE -- Earl Raymond Smith, 91, died Thursday (Jan. 31, 2002) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1910, to William and Laura (Henze) Smith. He attended Hopewell School in Hayes County. He graduated from Palisade High School in 1928.
On Oct. 20, 1934, he married LaRue G. Walbridge in Oberlin. The couple made their home in Palisade on the family farm. He was a member of the Palisade United Methodist Church, Palisade Lodge No. 216 AF and AM, and the McCook BPOE.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaRue; two sisters, Wilma Ward and Helen Rosentrater; and one brother, Harold Smith.
Survivors include two sons, William and wife, Shizuko Smith of Hayes Center, and Gene and wife, Janet Smith of Phoenix, Ariz; one grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Palisade United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Laing officiating. Interment will be at the Palisade Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sunday, 3 - 6 p.m., Monday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Memorials may be left in his name at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.