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Edward M. Smith Sr., age 68, of Festus, MO, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Catawissa, MO. Born May 7, 1943, in Marion, Louisiana to Beatrice (Kyle) Smith of Festus, MO and the late William Smith. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his son: Edward Smith Jr. of St Louis, MO; daughters: Tracie Beffa of Catawissa, MO and Edna (Randy) Olinger of Festus, MO; grandchildren: Stephen Smith, Elizabeth Brayfield, Jessica Dillard, Matthew Olinger, Brittany Gough and Kellie Harmon; great grandchildren: Eric Harmon, Landon Van Giler, Ian Dillard, Starla Rose Dillard and Molly Van Giler, brothers: Wallace D. (Nancy) Smith of Pevely, MO, William C. (Judy) Smith of Goose Creek, MO and Randy K. Smith of Festus, MO; and special nephew, Gregory Alan Cole Jr. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret (Klobe) Smith who passed away in 2004.
He was a retired self employed carpenter. He was a veteran who served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the CB Club, loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors and his dog "Molly Brown".
Deacon Jerry Stoverink to officiate service.