Sidney "Sid" Lee Smith, 71, of Tetonia, Idaho, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center from lung cancer, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born March 27, 1941, in Driggs to Lee and Opal Kirkpatrick Smith. He attended all of his schooling in the Teton Valley and graduated from Teton High School in Driggs in 1959.
He married Connie Julian in 1974. They made their home and raised their family in Tetonia.
He served in the Idaho National Guard. He was activated and sent to Washington state to be trained to go to the Vietnam War.
He worked for Briggs Builders building steel buildings. He then went to work for JB Mechanical as a plumber in Jackson, Wyo., for more than 30 years. Everyone loved him and requested him for their projects.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and cooking Dutch oven chicken for all his friends and family. He loved spending time with his family and making people laugh. His family was the most important part of his life.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his wife, Connie of Tetonia; daughter, Cindy (Sam) Hatch of Tetonia; sons, Wayne Smith of Pocatello and Jerry Smith; grandchildren, Mick Grandy, Sheena (Matt) VanLeerdam of Victor, Skyler (Logan) Baker of Newdale, Sara Hatch of Jackson, and Stephanie Timar, Sadie Hatch and Seth Hatch, all of Rigby; his mother, Opal Smith of Darby; sisters, Sandy (Craig) Stewart of Darby, Julia (Norm) Helderman of Idaho Falls, Jane (Kenny) Smaellie of Phoenix, May (Dick) Phillips of Washington, Carol (Larry) Quinn of Colorado and Michelle Smith of Boise; a brother, Gary (Jenny) Smith of Idaho Falls; sister-in-law, Judy McMullin of Tetonia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Lee Smith; a brother, Elwin Smith; stepson, Brian Gunter; his mother and father-in-law; a nephew; two nieces; and a great-nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Tetonia LDS Chapel, with Bishop Brent Robson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, both times at the church. Interment will be in Cache-Clawson Cemetery under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 95.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www .baxterfh.com.