Cecil D. Smith, 88, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 11, 1915, in Nevada, Mo., to Floyd W. Smith and Inez M. Jones Smith. He married Edoline L. Brous on May 2, 1937, in Nevada, Mo. She survives of the home.
Cecil grew up in the Nevada area and graduated from Nevada High School. He was a State Farm Insurance Agent in Nevada for 34 years. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, serving as Treasurer for over two decades and Chairman of the Finance Committee for several years during the late 50's and 60's. Cecil was also a charter member of the Optimist Club, Kenosah, Wis., and a longtime member of the Nevada Country Club and former Board member. He served as Public Administrator of Vernon County for 12 years. Coffee Club was a daily must. He was an avid sportsman, caddied as a youth at Nevada Country Club, enjoyed playing golf his whole life and hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, Edoline, he is survived by one son, Ron Smith and his wife Suzy, Nevada, Mo.; one daughter, Bonnie Teel and her husband Fred, rural Rich Hill, Mo.; grandchildren, Shelly Smith Adams and her husband Dave, Jeff Smith and his wife Amy, all of Nevada, Mo., Terri Teel McDonald and her husband Don, Denver, Colo., and Beth Teel Galante and her husband Scott, New Orleans, La.; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Hillary Adams, Dillon and Cooper Smith, Margaret Galante and Grayson McDonald; two sisters, Jewel Faye Durst and Cleo Barrett, both of Nevada, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Wendel, Estel and Russell.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the United Methodist Church, Nevada, Mo., with Pastor Ralph Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada, Mo. Friends may call now and until 8 p.m., Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.
Those who wish may contribute to the United Methodist Church, 500 S. College, Nevada, Mo., in his memory.