Holcomb- Dale Elmer Smith, 69, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at his home in Holcomb, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on April 1, 1950 in Webb, Oklahoma the son of Elmer & Wanda (Anderson) Smith., and was one of sixteen loving brothers & sisters. He married Linda Martin on October 2, 1968 in Garden City.
Dale moved with his family to Garden City as a child and graduated from Garden City High School. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. After his discharge he returned to Garden City and went to work for Palmer Manufacturing. In 1976 he opened Metal Fabricators in Garden City which he ran until 2015. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, being involved with his Grandchildren and “staying busy”. He was very proud of his Potawatomi heritage and his name Kno notagzet (Screaming Eagle).
He is survived by his Wife- Linda Smith of the Home, 2 Daughters- Tamara & David Widows of Holcomb and Michelle & Peter Churchill of Kansas City, Kansas, Son- Kenny & Diedra Smith of Holcomb, 6 Grandchildren & 2 Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in Garden City with Rev. Jon Becker officiating. Burial will follow at Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield with military rites by Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard and American Legion District 8 Honor Guard. Dale requested the honor of Native American Regalia to be worn at the service. In Lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to the Dale Smith Memorial Fund to be used for the Citizens Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620-276-3219