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  • Obituary: Randy E. Smith

  • Randy E. Smith, 58, Augusta, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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  • Randy E. Smith, 58, Augusta, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved, on March 13, 2014.
    The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. for visitation on Tuesday, March 18; a celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, both at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.
    Randy was born in Wichita on April 25, 1955, to Ruth Evelyn Smith and Billie Eugene Smith. He was a sheet metal mechanic at Boeing for over 19 years. On Oct. 14, 1988 at Miami, Okla. he married his soul mate Donna (Clasen). Randy’s true passion was his family as he lived every moment taking care of those he loved. He was incredibly proud of his children. He enjoyed watching sports with his boys and at any moment following his retirement from Boeing, you could find him channel surfing and talking sports with his best friend and son, Seth Smith.
    He is survived by: his wife and best friend of 26 years, Donna Smith;his mother, Ruth Smith of Wichita; his children, Stephanie Clasen and partner Sherri Stapleton of Wichita, Jessica Clasen of Wichita, Joshua Clasen and wife Kacie of Augusta, Seth Smith of Augusta, Sara Smith of Wichita, Jacob Smith of Andover, Steven Smith of Augusta; brother, John Daffron and wife, Angie of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Connie McCoin and husband Vance of Henderson, Nev., Karen Thurman and husband Bob of Wichita, and Sharon Forshee of Wichita; grandchildren, Gage, Dawson, Isabella, Cayden, Alexander, Owen and Rylee.
    He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law, Jeff Forshee.
    In lieu of flowers, the family has created a memorial for donations, Randy Smith Memorial Fund. Donations towards this fund will be utilized for funeral costs.
     

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