Born 4-9-1930 -- Died 4-15-2004
Shelby Smith, 74, of Alton, Mo., was born April 9, 1930, in Oregon County, Mo., and died April 15, 2004, at his home.
Survivors include two sons -- Roger Smith and wife, Terry of Alton, Mo., and Fred Smith and wife, Sharon, of Rover, Mo.; four daughters -- Barbara Simpson and husband, Jerry, Judy Bates and husband , Danny, and Vera Mae Smith, all of Alton, and Linda Brawley of Winona, Mo.; three brothers -- Lonnie and Roy Ed Smith both of Alton and Howard Smith of Washington; one sister, Wanda Sisco of Alton; 17 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiriam and Barbara Barton Smith; his wife, Helen Sisco; one son-in-law, Leon Brawley; two great-grandchildren -- Miriah Shelby Smith and William Richard Simpson Jr.; one brother, Elvie Smith; and one sister, Colene Mobley.
The funeral was April 18 at the Clary Chapel with John Lewis Casey officiating. Interment was in Bailey Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.