Funeral services for Michael Edward Smith, 64, Eudora, will be at 2 pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. He died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at his home in Eudora.
Michael was born September 22, 1947 in Columbus, Georgia, the son of John Edward and Nell Louise Cumbaa Smith.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam War. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science. Michael worked in marketing with IBM for more than twenty years, until he was disabled.
He had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia and attended Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Michael enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and golf.
He married Marcia Christine Wilkinson on July 19, 1969 in East Lansing, Michigan. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Lindsey Hoover and her husband Jason, Eudora and Corey Marchetti and husband JP, Chicago, Illinois; a granddaughter, Payton Hoover and a grandson, Colby Hoover; his mother, Nell Smith, Columbus, GA,a sister, Becky Curry, Dover, Delaware and a brother David Smith, Smiths, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his father, John Smith.
The family will greet friends from 12:30 until service time on Wednesday at the mortuary.
Memorials in his name may be given to Wounded Warrior Project and may be sent in care of Warren-Mc-Elwain Mortuary.