The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

September 26, 2013

Dennis R. Smith

Published 9-26-13

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for Dennis R. Smith, 87, of Enid, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Pat Sutherland of Enid Church of the Covenant will officiate. He will be escorted to the cemetery by the Patriot Guard. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Masonic lodge 125. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force Silver Talon Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

Dennis was born on his family farm June 10, 1926, to Fred Hanbour and Ina Viola Ryburn Smith in Meridian, Okla., and passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

He was raised and educated in Meridian, graduating from Meridian High.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until honorably discharged at the end of World War II.

He returned to Meridian, working his family farm for a brief time before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.

He married Elizabeth Tingler Nov. 25, 1955, in Enid. He attended the Church of the Covenant.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1971, after more than 20 years of honorable service to his country.

He then worked as a superintendent at Champlain Refinery, retiring after 15 years in 1988.

He, along with his wife, were charter members of First Seniors AMBUCS. He was a member of Kiwanis, Delta Theta Guys, a Life Member Mason, and a member of the Pond Creek 125 and Kremlin 383, Luftbruecke Lodge 838 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was a volunteer at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and installed the lifeline systems for them.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of the home; daughter, Dona Kenly and husband Christopher; sons, Kenneth Smith and wife Ann and their daughters, Gillian and Kathryn; son, Raymond Smith; and sister, Maggie Grace Fitch.

He was preceded by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Ralph and Fred; and one sister, Mariola Hunt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research, Alzheimer’s division, with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of the funds.

Memorials may be made to the family at Brown-Cummings.com.

(Submitted by family)

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