Norman D. Smith, D.O.
Farmington – Norman D. Smith, D.O., of Farmington, Missouri, was born July 30, 1952, in Ozona, Texas, to the late Corbett and Mary Smith and was united with his Savior on December 23, 2020.
Norman met Naomi Geisinger in the Tahlequah City Hospital where there were many excited colleagues encouraging this relationship. They were married two years later and they recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on November 8, 2020. Dr. Smith graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. He attended medical school and graduated from Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After six years of private general practice in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, he entered a residency in Anesthesia at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He achieved a Board Certification in Anesthesia in 1993. Dr. Smith practiced General Anesthesia from 1989 – 2010.
Norman was a genius planner, a man of intuition and strong, quiet dignity. He enjoyed fishing, horse racing, St. Louis sports teams and Oklahoma University football. Boomer Sooner! He loved getting together for family gatherings, was a great cook, and could always be counted on for reasonable and calm wisdom. When he spoke, everyone would fall silent to hear the wisdom of the words he would share. Many accomplishments may have never materialized without the wisdom and moral character of Norman Smith, a true friend, wonderful leader, and provider of wise counsel. Any who knew him were better off for the times they benefited from his intelligence and wisdom.
He is a follower of Christ and taught His principles at home. Norman listened to Dr. James Boice and Dr. Vernon McGee sermons on Sunday mornings. One of his favorite pastimes was speaking in movie quotes: Top Gun, Hunt for the Red October, Silverado, and Outlaw of Josie Wales, to name a few. He brought the greatest joys as husband, Dad, and Poppi. He was generous and loving with his family and he continued the fantastic family tradition of storytelling.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shelley Lee, D.O., and his niece, Jana Min, D.O.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Geisinger Smith; daughters, Kristin Wallace (Matthew) and Tammie Kneisel; his four granddaughters, Ashley and Alex Kneisel, and Lydia and Eden Wallace; his brother, Byron Smith D.O (Marilyn); nephews Todd and Eric Smith; niece Stacy (Lee) Beard as well as multiple loved friends and extended family.
Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Norman's name to Organ Transplant Center Fund, The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / online at www.foundationbarnesjewish.org or to National Kidney Foundation / Welcome - The National Kidney Foundation. Services are under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.