Obituary of Homer Foy Smith
Homer Foy Smith, 96-year-old resident of Doniphan, MO, departed this life Thursday, September 29, 2022. He was born May 10, 1926, in Gatewood, MO, to the late Foy O. Smith and Dorothy (Martin) Smith Humphries.
Homer had served the county in many roles beginning as a school bus driver for several one-room schools. He served as a County Commissioner and was also elected to serve as County Clerk. Homer was a cattle farmer and attended Doniphan Church of Christ. Enjoying the outdoors, Homer liked to go hunting and fishing. He also liked to play cards and enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends.
On November 10, 1945, Homer married Marie Yarbrough in Pocahontas, AR. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2000. He was also preceded by a daughter, Judy Murdock of Gatewood, and a sister, Peggy Van-Valer.
Surviving is his son, Ed (Pam) Smith of Gatewood; a sister, Tillie Soyland of Waterford, CA; son-in-law, Wendell Murdock; his grandchildren, Brad, Bryan, James, Jon, and Maggie; and great-grandchildren, Lauren, Garrett, Sawyer, and Reynolds.
Visitation will be held in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 3, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Tucker Cemetery with Wayne Agin officiating.