Gary Lee Smith
August 21, 1953 - August 16, 2019
ObituaryGary Smith, 65, Anadarko resident passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at his residence. Gary was born August 21, 1953 to Bob and Betty (Deitchman) Smith in Chickasha, OK. He graduated from Anadarko High School in 1971. Gary was united in Marriage to Cookie (Carter) Smith on April 3, 1987 in Wichita Falls, TX.
Gary owned and operated Smith and Son's Building Center for the past 40 Years. He served on the Mid-American Lumberman Association Board from 2008-present, Serving as the President in 2010-2011. He has been a member of (OLA) Oklahoma Lumberman's Association which has merged with (CLA) Construction Supplier's Association for the past 20 years.
Gary was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Anadarko, OK, Knights of Columbus.
Gary is preceded in death by his Parents and father-in-law David Carter
Survivors include his wife Cookie Smith, Anadarko, OK
Son: Alec Smith, Anadarko, OK
Brother: Larry Smith, Anadarko, OK
Nephew: Brendan Smith, Anadarko, OK
Niece: Rose Watkins, Anadarko, OK
Mother-in-law: Dorothea Carter, Edmond, OK
Sister-in-law: Kathy Elrod and husband Keith, Anadarko, OK
Niece: Lauren Elrod, Oklahoma City, OK
Nephew: Eric Elrod, Dallas, TX
Brother-in-law: Michael Carter and wife Margaret, Edmond, OK
Nephew: David Carter and wife Christina, Oklahoma City, OK
Niece: Meagan Rinehart and husband Levi, Oklahoma City, OK
2 Uncles: Richard Deitchman, Kansas City, KS
Bill Long, Oklahoma City, OK
Aunt: Joy Hamilton, Sweetwater, TX
Host of cousins, extended family and friends
Memorial Service: 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 24, 2019
Anadarko High School Auditorium, Anadarko, OK
Rosary: 7:00 pm Friday, August 23, 2019
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Anadarko, OK
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Knights of Columbus in Anadarko.
Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko
Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Cookie an Alec I love you guys and oh how I know the pain you now bear. ?? The thoughts and prayers of our family are with yalls.
The entire Smith family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Del Morrison Boise Cascade
Our prayers are with you. We will miss our a Great friend.
Paula & Mike Allen
We are so sorry about your loss. Gary came every morning to drink coffee at my restaurant and he will be missed by myself and his coffee drinking friends
Gary Guthery Prosperity Computer Solutions
Oklahoma City, OK
My deepest condolences to Gary's family. Gary and I were acquainted since 1998 and I always enjoyed our business relationship, having visited him at the store many times.
Terry and Charlsie McDuffey’
We will sincerely miss Gary who was a great friend, businessman and person. Anadarko lost also. Forever Rest In Peace our friend ??
Roy and Ann Klusmeyer
Anadarko, Ok, OK
Cookie, you are in our thoughts and prayers! Gary was a great guy, our little town will miss him very much!
Carlos & Diana Schroder
Our deepest condolences on your Family’s Loss. May your family be comforted at this time . God Bless
Rest In Peace my friend. I will forever cherish our friendship.
I will always remember Garys big smile, his heartwarming chuckle, and his kind heart. Hugs, and lots of love to Cookie and Alec.