David Duane Smith

09/22/1949 – 03/04/2019

Obituary for David Duane Smith

David Duane Smith, 69, of Houstonia, MO passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, MO. He was born on September 22, 1949 in Sedalia, MO the son of Charles D. and June (Hurd) Smith, who preceded him in death.

On June 14, 1969 in Hughesville, MO he was united in marriage to Billie Lynette Blum, who resides in the home.

Dave was a 1967 graduate of Northwest High School in Hughesville, MO. He worked as a butcher for Wilson Foods and Tyson’s Foods for over 42 years retiring in 2011. He enjoyed mowing his yard three days a week and going fishing with his brother Danny. Dave especially enjoyed spending his summer weekends on Truman Lake with his family. His grandchildren were his whole world. He was very proud of his grandchildren and lived his life through their accomplishments.

Besides his wife of forty-nine years, survivors include two daughters, Christina Hendrix (Shelby) and their children, Lilli, Georgia, and Anna all of Blackwater, MO and Catherine Schneider (Troy) of Cole Camp, MO; one brother, Daniel Smith (Patty) of Sedalia, MO; his father-in-law, Billie Blum of Hughesville, MO; two sisters-in-law, Jamie Welton (Pete) of Marshall, MO and Dana Zimmerman (Wendell) of Hughesville, MO; several nieces and nephews; and his four legged furry companion, Molly.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dana June Buso; two grandchildren, Michael and Nicholas Gerke; and his mother-in-law, Georgia Blum.

A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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Very sorry to here about David he was A Great person to be around,will be missed.
– Randy Goodman
Bless you David, my cousin. I remember the bright red car you had as a teen. My brother and I were just kids and we loved to go for rides with gravel flying on those roads near Granddad Smith’s. Fun times for your two city cousins And that giggly laugh you had….so full of life. Be at Peace and rest easy. Your job here is done…your cousin, Melinda
– Melinda Smith
David’s intense eyes and sweet smile reflected his beautiful soul. He was always so much fun to be around and we loved to hear his laugh. Anyone who ever met him loved him. He had a heart of gold and truly cared about everyone. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family, especially his wife Lynette (whom you seldom saw without David); his brother Danny (whom spent many hours at our house growing up) and his daughters and grandkids, whom he was so very proud of. You should all be proud of the life he lived and the love he shared. The entire Ramey and Johnson families will always cherish our many memories of times spent together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
– Linda Johnson
I met Dave at Wilson Foods, he was a kind and gracious man in a harsh environment. Dave always had a smile and a word of encouragement for everyone he saw, day and day out. He was the type of man that you would strive to be some day. I had high respect for Dave, it was an honor to know him. May he rest in peace.
– Larry Campbell

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