Rodger D. Smith (1949 - 2011)


INDEPENDENCE - Rodger D. Smith, 62, of Independence, died on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
He was born on Nov. 18, 1948, in Marshall, Texas, the son of Loyce Cleveland and Nancy Elizabeth (Alexander) Smith. He and the former Colleen Kay Arbegust were married in 1976 at the First Baptist Church in Independence.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Colleen, and his mother, Nancy Roper of Independence. He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Smith's body was cremated and his family plans private services at a later date.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, 2011