May 05, 2020

Thomas Russell Smith, 80 of Canton, Missouri, died April 27, 2020 at his home near Canton.

The son of Warner and Angel Sweet Smith was born on June 2, 1939 at Canton, Missouri.

He was first united in marriage to Donna Smith on September 1, 1962.  She preceded him in death on June 6, 2012.  He later married Patricia Smith on September 22, 1980.  She preceded him in death on December 21, 2008.

Tom graduated from Lewistown High School Class of 1958.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1965 during the Vietnam War.  He worked for Electric Wheel in Quincy, Illinois and Ayers Oil Company in Canton, Missouri.  He loved being outdoors and was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by two sons, Mike Smith of Norman, Ok. and Steve Smith of Canton, Mo.; granddaughter, Cheyenne Skye Curnutte of Canton, Mo.; and son-in-law, Tony Curnutte of Canton, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, a daughter, Brenda Curnutte, two brothers, Dale Smith and Keith Smith.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  There are no services scheduled at this time.  Inurnment will be in Forest Grove Cemetery at Canton, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Lewis County Food Pantry or the donor’s choice.