Darrell E. Smokewood
1928 - 2021
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Darrell E. Smokewood
Weir - Darrell E. Smokewood, 92, of Weir, died May 7, 2021 at his home.
He was born December 10, 1928 in Jackson County, Missouri the son of Elmer W. and Georgia E. Murphy Smokewood. He had lived in the Weir area since 1930, moving from Independence, MO. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a BA in Education.
He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army from July 1946 to November of 1948, with the occupation force in Japan.
He married Margaret M. Simpson on March 20, 1952 in Columbus, KS. She preceded him in death on February 22, 2021.
Mr. Smokewood was a High School Teacher at Weir High School and Southeast High School in Cherokee, KS for 35 years, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the Methodist Church in Weir, he loved reading, gardening and looking for ancestors.
Survivors include one daughter Cathleen Stahmer and her husband Ken of Augusta, KS, one granddaughter Sara Swift and her husband Tyler of Augusta, KS, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife one daughter Dr. Elaine Smokewood, step-mother Lavaun Smith Smokewood, three sisters Alpha Waddell, Ann Smokewood and Dorothy Morris.
Graveside services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Lone Elm Cemetery in Cherokee County, KS with Aaron Williams, officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside. Friends may call at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main in Weir, KS from noon to 5 pm Wednesday, May 12, 2021. A memorial has been established to Harry Hynes Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at our web site www.bathnaylor.com.

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Published in Morning Sun from May 9 to May 11, 2021.
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Graveside service
02:00 PM
Lone Elm Cemetery
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May 13, 2021
Mr. Smokewood was a great teacher and kind-hearted person. Thanks to Mr. S, I'll never forget the periodic table of elements! May God be with your loved ones and enjoy eternity with those who departed before you.
Mary L. (Craddock) Luebke
Student
May 11, 2021
Truly one of greatest teachers I ever worked with as a school administrator or teacher. He leaves a giant vacancy in the memories of students,parents ,friends and every coworker who knew him.
Aubury Schultz
Coworker
May 10, 2021
Smoky you were my favorite teacher. I had you for my Freshman basketball coach too. You were fun, fair, strict, and the best teacher I ever had. You inspired many kids along the way. You will be greatly missed.
Bill Meyer
Student
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