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Reeder Franklin Smith

August 2, 1933 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 86)

Reeder Franklin Smith, 86, of Pratt, Kansas and formerly of Tyronza, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord on Thursday October 10, 2019 at his residence.  He was born August 2, 1933 in Waterloo, Alabama to Russell Oakland and Mary Ann Perkins Smith.

Reeder was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church in Pratt, Kansas and a former member of Marked Tree Church of God in Marked Tree, Arkansas.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran in the Korean War and he loved his country.  He loved old cars, watching sports and working in the yard.  He enjoyed having fun, spending time with his family and was greatly loved by his family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers: Ottie Smith, Melvin Smith, Elvin Smith, and Russell Smith, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Shirley Jane Barton Smith, of the home, 1 son: David Smith (Debbie) of Tyronza, Arkansas, 1 daughter: Rebecca Hostetler (Monte) of Pratt, Kansas, 1 sister: Polly Holbrook of Tyronza, Arkansas, 6 Grandchildren: Brandi (Mike), Deanna (Ben), Jacob (Vicky), Monica (Jordan), Rhett and Grayson (Kyndal), 6 Great-grandchildren and 1 on the way.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree. 

Interment will follow at Tyonza Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to:

Kingdom Driven Ministries (Tanzania)

C/O M. Glenn Roseberry, Jr.

9239 Laurel Hill South

Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654


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3014 S. Main Street,

Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074

donations may be made by phone:

405-332-5648 contact name, Lake Barber.

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