Guy Smith Jr.
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Guy Smith Jr., 84, of Evansville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Evansville Protestant Home.
Guy was born in Grandview, Ind., on July 25, 1928. He was the youngest of four sons born to Guy and Gladys (Babb) Smith. Guy graduated from Rockport High School in 1946, and went on to attend Lockyear Business College in Evansville. He was drafted into the United States Army and served honorably at Ft. Hood, Texas from 1952 to 1954. Guy returned to Evansville and spent twelve years with Austin Powder Company. He then served as president of Truck and Mine Supply for 20 years. He continued his sales career with Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. where he worked for 25 years, retiring at age 78.
Guy was an avid basketball and baseball player and fan. One of his favorite memories was Rockport winning the 1945 basketball sectionals. Following that tournament, Guy "Junie" Smith was awarded the Allen Brooner Memorial Award as the outstanding player in the tournament. For many years Guy followed the Evansville Aces, the Indiana University Hoosiers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed bowling, having participated in many leagues through the years.
Guy was a member of St. Johns East UCC and Christ Church UCC. He was a long time member of The Kennel Club. For many years, Guy was a booster of the Plaza Park and Harrison High School girls' sports programs. He greatly enjoyed serving as a softball coach.
Guy was a hard working, kind and gentle soul. He loved talking with other people, and he truly appreciated the life he was given. Guy and his wife of 64 years, Katherine, were blessed to have traveled throughout the United States and Europe. Guy loved being on the go and seeing new sights.
Guy is survived by his wife, Katherine (Raven); his daughter, Julie Cobbs and her husband, Gene, of Evansville; granddaughters Kelsey and Hayley Cobbs, of Evansville; sisters-in-law, Pat Smith, of Evansville, and Mary Jane Smith, of Walton, Ky.; brother-in-law, Albert Raven and his wife, Claudia, of Newburgh; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Guy was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Guy William Smith; and brothers, Charles, Bernard, and John Allen Smith.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Evansville Protestant Home for the care and compassion they gave to Guy over the last few years.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville with Reverend Ken Townsend officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel.
Memorial Contributions to honor Guy's memory may be made to St. Johns East UCC, 7000 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47715 or Riley Children's Hospital, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on June 14, 2013