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Funeral service for Floyd Ray Smith will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Waynoka Assembly of God Church with Rev. Terry Phipps officiating.
Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery, under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC.
Floyd attended Highland Schools. He enlisted in the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country until his retirement after 20 years.
On July 15, 1946, he was united in marriage to Geneva Ruth Morris at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. After he retired from the Navy in 1961, he returned to the farm where he farmed and ranched.
He and Geneva moved to Waynoka in 1993. He also worked in construction and as a concrete finisher. He continued to pour and finish concrete until the age of 85.
Floyd was a member of the American Legion, the Fleet Reserve Association, and the Waynoka Saddle Club.
He loved woodworking, making tables and toys for many of the kids. He also enjoyed hunting coyotes. His greatest joy was playing and reading to his grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva; and five brothers, Roy, Melvin, Carl, Russell, and Clifford Smith.
Floyd is survived by his son, Marvin R. Smith and wife, Lois, of Waynoka; three daughters, Elaine Willson and husband, Alvin, of Owasso, Oklahoma; Irma Phipps and husband, Terry, of Waxahachie, Texas; and Charla B. Sheeran and husband, Patrick, of Aledo, Texas; and one sister, Lois Layton and husband, Gene, of Enid.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Tabetha Reeser and husband, Michael, of Enid, Stephanie Decker and husband, Charles, of Brownwood, Texas, Bill Willson and wife, Teresa, of Owasso, Edwina Adams and husband, Jason, of Wheaton, Illinois, Travis Phipps and wife, Brandy, of Wylie, Texas, Katrina Smith of College Station, Texas, Tracie Benningfield and husband, Tommy, of Waxahachie, Texas, and Alyssa Sheeran of Aledo, Texas; 18 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Disabled American Veterans or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Remembrances may be shared at www.MarshallFuneralHomes.com.
Published on September 28, 2017
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