Albert Smith was born Oct. 2, 1941, at Ford City, MO, to Ernest Smith and Dixie (Haack) Smith. He met his Savior April 14, 2017, at his home in Braymer.
He grew up in Little Ford City, where he attended the Ford City one-room school and graduated from King City High School in 1959. He attended college at Northwest Missouri State College and graduated from Peru State College in Peru, NE. He received his master’s degree at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He taught school two years in Winston, one at Palisade, NE, and one in Burlington Junction. He served in the US Army National Guard in Missouri and Nebraska. He had several jobs but his largest term of employment was at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, where he worked 21 years as a corrections officer and assistant case worker.
He had a lifetime love of history and held memberships, at the Braymer Historical Society, Caldwell County Historical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution and several others. He did extensive genealogy work and traced his ancestry to William Bradford and the Mayflower.
He was living in Nebraska City, NE, when he met and married Louise Lundstedt. They had two daughters, Carrie of Kansas City and Emily of Lawson. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Alice Smith of Cook, NE and Fern Heyde of Stanberry; sister-in-law, Marian Weatherd of Hemple, seven nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews; plus several cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two stepfathers; and a brother, Earl Weatherd.
Funeral Services will be held at the Braymer Baptist Church in Braymer on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Braymer Baptist Church, on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in the Ford City Cemetery in King City. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Wednesday Night Children’s Program, and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lindley-Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer, Missouri.