Floyd R. Smith 1921 - 2008 Baldwin City
Funeral services for Floyd R. Smith, 86, Baldwin City, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City.Mr. Smith died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his home.He was born May 31, 1921, in Monument, the son of Walter Ray and Iva Letta Barnett Smith. He attended schools in Salina.Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army, 348 Engineering Unit, during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He attended electrical school in the Kansas City area. He moved to Quinter, where he owned and operated a filling station and a shoe store. His family moved to Baldwin City in 1953, and he worked for Hercules in De Soto, Winn-Rough Construction Company in Kansas City and also for a construction company in Topeka. He also was an electrician for Ralph Polson in Baldwin City before working at Baker University from 1965 to 1991.Mr. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Baldwin City Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening.He married Doris Rosalie Wilds on Nov. 22, 1945, in Trego County. She died Jan. 20, 2000.His parents preceded him in death, as did a daughter, Diana Smith, who died in 1948.Survivors include two daughters, Doris Hinman and husband Keith, Independence, Kan., and Donna Reed and husband David, Baldwin City; three sisters, Beulah Soliz, Detroit, Dorothy Pierce, California, and Esther Johnson, Salina; five grandchildren, Ruthe Douglas, Floyd Hinman, John Hinman, Ryan Reed and Taylor Reed; a great-grandson, Payton Douglas; and a special friend, Evelyn Dalrymple, Baldwin City.Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City.The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City, sent in care of the funeral home, 712 Ninth Street, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.