A prayer service for Jack Lee Smith, 67, Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 followed by a visitation until 4 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. He passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home.
He was born October 3, 1947 in Coffeyville, Kansas the son of Fred Odie and Lucille Irene (Evans) Smith.
He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1966 and attended the University of Kansas for one year.
Jack served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and later retired from service from the National Guard.
He was a member of the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 and was a volunteer driver for disabled vets. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.
He was a printer at Color Press where he worked for 15 years and then worked at Treasure Chest for 25 years.
He married Candice Miller for a short time and later married Bonnie J. Kern for 21 years. He is currently married to Kathy Smith. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Heather Maxwell, Wendi (Mike) Miller, Emily Gillespie; stepdaughter, Lisa Burchett; 16 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Linda (Roger) Pringle; and sister-in-law, Sue Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Fred O. Smith, Jr.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.