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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Update Gary Smith Memorial

Here is updated information from the Des Moines Register.



published in The Des Moines Register on October 04, 2007

Gary Lee Smith, 55, passed away at Kavanagh Hospice House, Des Moines, on Monday, October 1, 2007.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Caldwell- Raddatz Funeral Home, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA.

A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2007.

Gary was born in Des Moines on July 9, 1952 to Chester Smith and Mary Louise Swinehart.

He attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO.

Gary worked as a warehouse man at Emco Enterprises.

Gary enjoyed music, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs.

He was the lead singer in the band "Land Sharks" and also a member of UAW.

Survivors include his sisters, Judy (Ronald) Noyes, Peggy Higday;

brothers, Randy (Alice) Smith, Greg Higday, Jeff Higday;

cousin, Crystal (Alan) Farnsworth; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, "Clover Buckingham"

A Celebration of Gary's life will be at Orlando's,

4337 Park Ave. in Des Moines, starting at 1 pm Saturday Oct 6, 2007.

The family would like to thank all Gary's musician friends for their time and talents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Iowa.

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