Halen S. Smith, son of the late John Tyler and Anna Mayberry Smith, was born in Leora, Missouri on November 3, 1918, and passed away at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Missouri on February 3, 2014, at the age of 95 years and 3 months.
He had lived in the Puxico area all of his life. He had been a bus driver with the Puxico Public Schools and later worked in maintenance for the Missouri Dept. of Transportation. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Puxico, the Puxico V.F.W. Post 7822 and was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
On September 14, 1941, he was married to Rilla Lee Hicks in Bloomfield. She preceded him in death on July 13, 2010.
Surviving are two sons and wives, Sanford & Delitha Smith of Puxico, Roger & Brenda Smith of Cape Girardeau; one daughter and husband, Marilyn & Sonny Newsom of Puxico; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and one brother, John C. Smith of Garden City, Michigan. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held on Thursday February 6, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Friday February 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Dennis Doublin and Travis Reems both of Puxico, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.