The Obit For Gary Smith

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.