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Delbert Floyd Smith, 71

Delbert Floyd Smith, 71, of rural Cole Camp, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital, Columbia.  He was born on April 4, 1942, at Warsaw, Missouri, a son of Henry and Dorothy (Sumners) Smith.

Delbert accepted Christ at an early age at Brush Harbor Revival near the Feaster Branch area.  He attended Feaster Elementary School and graduated from Warsaw High School in 1960.  He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Germany.

On June 25, 1965, in Warsaw, he was united in marriage to Peggy Peters.  They resided in Warsaw until moving to a farm in the Cole Camp area in 1989.  For six years, he worked at Fajen Gunstock in Warsaw and worked in roofing and construction from 1976 until his retirement in 2004.  After his retirement, he raised cattle.  He enjoyed being with his grandkids, being outdoors, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by:
his wife, Peggy Smith of the home;
two daughters, Carlene Smith of Ionia and Loretta Zimmer and her husband Tim of Mora;
two sons, Larry Smith and his wife Laura of Warsaw and Rodger Smith and his wife Carla of Cole Camp;
seven grandchildren, Shalia Zimmer, Emily Zimmer, Dylan Zimmer, Garrett Smith, Brenna Smith, Elijah Smith, and Isaiah Smith;
four sisters, Charlene Kellner and her husband Glen of Lebanon, Armaline Walker and her husband Leroy of Lincoln, Venita Glenn and her husband Ralph of Warsaw, and Joyce Cardwell and her husband Jimmy of Warsaw; and
five brothers, Elbert Smith and his wife Karen of Lincoln, Cliffton Smith and his wife Debbie  of Lincoln, Daryl Smith and his wife Debbie of Lincoln, Ronnie Smith and his wife Kay of Warsaw, and Ivan Smith and his wife Jenny of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dorothy Smith, three sisters, Mearl, Pearl, and Leona, two brothers, Lester and Eldon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at First Baptist Church, rural Cole Camp, with Rev. Chris Nichols and Rev. Russell Lucas officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Lincoln.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to First Baptist Church or donor’s choice of charity in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

Pallbearers will be Denver Dixon, Matt Kroeger, Rusty Johnson, Roger Rowan, Phillip King, Jim Settles, David Casey, Trent Dixon, Bobby Williams, and Brian Nelson.

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