Rodney Wayne “Rod” Smith, age 66, a resident of Moline, Kansas passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the St. Francis Harry Hynes Hospice Center in Wichita. He was born on April 16, 1947 in El Dorado, the son Frank and Luella (Long) Smith.
Rod was married to Betty Lee Redd on September 20 1987 in Moline, Kan. For many years he worked as an electrician and most recently Rod worked for the Elk County Road Maintenance Department. Rod was an avid flyer of the radio controlled aircraft. He enjoyed target shooting, fishing, watching his grandkids play sports and playing with his dog “Buddy.”
Rod is survived by his wife, Betty Smith of Moline; his mother, Luella Smith of El Dorado; two sons, Corey Smith of Campobello, S.C., and Casey Smith of Severy; one step-son, Steve Terry of Tempe, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Judy Bloom of San Francisco, Calif., and Sandra Trujillo of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Marsha Baird of Potwin; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one, brother Olin Smith.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Countryside – Zimmerman Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Robin Haines officiating. Family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside - Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard.