Roger Dale Smart, 64, of Salina, passed away on May 16, 2013.

Roger Dale Smart, 64, of Salina, passed away on May 16, 2013 after a very short battle with cancer.

Cremation has taken place; there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10 am, Monday, May 20, at Ryan Mortuary in Salina.

He was born May 7, 1949, to Marion and Rogene (DeWeese) Smart of Leon, Kan.

Roger graduated from school in Leon. He joined the United States Air Force and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. After leaving the service, he worked at Beech Aircraft in Wichita for several years. He then changed careers and began driving a truck which lasted for 35 years. He ended his truck driving career with 16 years of service to Russell Stover Candies. Roger married Jan on March 24, 1978, and shared 35 wonderful years with her.

Loved family members left behind: wife, Jan; son, Brett Sidles of Assaria; daughter, Jaelyn and husband Mike Ecton of Solomon; daughter, Una and husband Kirk Vincent of Salina; grandchildren; Danielle Cunningham, Dalton, Kinsey and Logan Ecton, Jessica Nelson; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Martha McAdoo of Wichita and brother, Terry Smart of Augusta, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by both his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center. For information/condolences visit