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Gary L. Smith

October 28, 1938 October 24, 2020
Gary L. Smith
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Gary L. Smith, 81 of Kearney, Nebraska formerly of Grand Island died on Friday, October 24, 2020 at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney. 

Funeral services will be at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am with the Reverend James Golka officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home.

Gary was born at Alliance, Nebraska on October 28, 1938 to George Raymond and Audrey Fern (Sherlock) Smith.  He received his early education at Bridgeport, Nebraska.  He served in the US Army from 1956 to 1959 in Korea and Japan.  He married Doris Vodicka on March 21, 1962. They had two children from this union, Barry and Brenda.  He then married Carol Ann Loskill on July 16, 1982.  Gary’s last place of employment was at Hornady Manufacturing. 

His hobbies were hunting, fishing, his dog Ebony and the great outdoors.  He was a member or the VFW. 

He is survived by his son, Barry and Melody Smith of Marquette, Nebraska; daughter, Brenda and Richard Esquitin of Grand Island; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shelia Smith of Grand Island, Nebraska, Georgia Eberhardt of Aurora and Debra Lahners of Grand Island; brother, Scott Copley of Grand Island, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Ann; brothers, Larry L. Smith, Robert J. Smith, and Tony Copley. 

Memorials are suggested to The Family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to www.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

30

Oct

4:00 PM 10/30/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/30/2020 7:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Service

Saturday

31

Oct

10:00 AM 10/31/2020 10:00:00 AM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803
Grand Island, NE 68803

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803 Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.

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