Gary Edward Smith
Published in he Lincoln Journal Star from 1/26/2008 - 1/28/2008.
Gary Edward Smith 71, Lincoln,
died peacefully at home Friday (01/25/08). Owner Geier's Bakery 1961-1995;
Lincoln High School Graduate; Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame;
Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame (Team football), 1954; Minor League Chicago
Cubs, 1956-1958; Los Angeles Dodgers, 1958-1961; coached Leon's Midget
Football, American Legion Baseball, and Little Fry Basketball; flagged
car races at Eagle Raceway & Waverly Raceway Park; loved playing golf
& flying radio controlled airplanes. Gary's grandchildren were the
greatest joys of his life.
Survived by: wife, Diane P.; son, Gary Kevin & wife, Julie, Lincoln;
grandchildren, Ryan Smith & Sarah Smith; daughter, Kimberly Brown
& husband, Stephen, Phoenix; daughter-in-law, Jonna Smith, Lincoln;
brothers-in-law & spouses, Richard & Rae Geier; David & Sherri
Geier, all of Lincoln; Donald Geier & Barbara Johnson, Overland Park,
Kan.; nieces & nephews. Preceeded in death by his son, Randy; and
parents, Edward & Helen.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday (01/30/08), Butherus, Maser &
Love Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park.
Visitation: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation); HoriSun Hospice; or Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center.
Condolences may be left @ www.bmlfh.com. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.