Lowell Smith Jr.

Lowell Everett Smith Jr., 91, died Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2018) at his home in Hutchinson. He was born March 28, 1927, in Norcatur, the son of Lowell E. Smith Sr. and Lois E. (Malone) Smith. Lowell graduated from Ottawa High School in 1945. He served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946.

Lowell graduated from the University of Kansas in 1954 with a degree in physics. He worked as an aerospace engineer for Hercules Aerospace Company for 38 years, beginning in Lawrence, then in Kenvil, New Jersey, before retiring in Salt Lake City in 1991.

In 1965, Lowell married Lois D. Nygard. She died May 15, 2006.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Marion Japins, Shea Fantel and Keli Zell.

He is survived by daughter, Diane Spore and husband Byron, Newton; grandson, Justin Spore and wife Jessica, Moundridge; granddaughters, Jennifer Young of Newton, Jessica Ray (Micheal) of Newton and Carma Sholander (Teddy Taylor) of Wichita; and great-grandchildren: Jacey Spore, Jonah Spore, Isobel Young, Jaxson Young and Aviana Sholander.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial Gathering from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 25, 2018) at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 19, 2018) to Friday (Aug. 24, 2018) at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Hutchinson Animal Shelter, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Funeral Home

Elliott Mortuary - Hutchinson
1219 N. Main Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-3327

Published in The Kansan on Aug. 18, 2018