Funeral services for Lew S. Smith were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 in the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. George Brock, III officiating. Interment followed in Highland Cemetery at Oilton, OK. Military funeral honors were provided by the United States Navy. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Drumright.
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Lew Selman Smith was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on December 20, 1931 to the late Joe Selman Smith & Muzette (Yoakum) Smith. He passed from this life in Grove, Oklahoma on October 14, 2019 at the age of 87 years, 9 months, & 24 days. Lew was raised & educated in Drumright & was a 1949 graduate of Drumright High School. After graduating from high school, he attended Oklahoma A. & M. in Stillwater. He then joined the United States Navy & served on the USS Cavalier during the Korean War. While still in the Navy, he married Dona Scott on July 17, 1953. He was discharged from the Navy in 1954 & they made their home in Drumright. Lew had worked as an auto mechanic & body repairman. He owned & operated Smith Body Shop in Drumright for many years until his retirement. His greatest passion was building & restoring cars for show. He was a member of the LA Roadster Club, the Tulsa Roadster Club, & the Tri-5 Chevy Club. He considered these his greatest life achievements & in his own favorite words, the rest is only “Bull Crap”. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a BROTHER: Terry Smith.
He leaves behind his wife: Dona Smith; his CHILDREN: Kim Smith & wife Belinda of Grove – Tracy Burris of Tulsa – Penny Potter of Drumright; GRANDCHILDREN: Jill Smith – Cambria Smith – Brady Smith – Jesse Johnston – Jamie Johnston – Kelsey Light – Lasay Castellanos – Lyndsay Burke; Great GRANDCHILDREN: Grayson – Sullivan – E.T. – Roxana – Charlyce – Kamilla – Trevor – Trenton – Triton – Kristian – Mariah - & 1 on the way, Chloe; also, 1 BROTHER: Riley Smith & wife Dottie of Texas; 2 SISTERS: Chiquita Stump of Edmond – Sheila Ryel of Yukon; Sister-In-Law: Sandra Smith of Sapulpa; & numerous Nieces, Nephews, other relatives & friends. Online condolences may be expressed at www.MichaelsFuneralServices.com.