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Obituary – Howard R. Smith

Howard Richard Smith was born on September 1, 1943, in Aurora, Ill., to Edwin Daniel and Edna Emily (Neuman) Smith. He passed away January 10, 2024, in Licking, Mo.

Howard was married to Ivene Marquise Leona Marie (Trombly) Smith on October 4, 1965. He was employed as a machinist for many years and he loved to go fishing in his free time.

Howard is survived by: one daughter, Alice Marie Williams and husband, Tim; three sons, Howard Smith Jr. and wife, Liz, Edwin Smith and wife, Theresa, and Kenny Smith and wife, Caren; 24 grandchildren, Temothy, Charity, Isaac, Beth, Michael, Hattie, Matthew, Gabriel, Ruth, Karen, Vanessa, Leta, Elizabeth, Serena, David, Daniel, Kristin, Alexis, Justin, Kathy, Sammantha, Jessica, Christopher and Alexandra; sister, Pearl Ruth (Smith) Coyle; and numerous great grandchildren.

Howard is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ivene; grandson, Luke Arron Smith; sisters, Lila Lee (Neuman) Smeby and Pauline Lila (Smith) Hall; and brothers, Donald LeRoy Smith and Clarence William Smith.

Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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  1. Mary Morris on January 25, 2024 at 7:32 am

    Borther Howard was a wonderful Christian man who was so friendly and caring. He served the Lord and his family very well, along with being a friend to all. I feel very blessed to have went to church with him in my childhood, and see him occasionally at family get togethers. His family can feel comfort in knowing that if they serve the same Jesus that he did, they will be seeing him again one day soon! Praying for the family as they grieve his loss. Blessings!

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