Lewis R. Smith, 91, of Waveland, IN passed away at his residence on January 9, 2017.
Lewis was born in Wayne Co., IL to Rude & Nellie Longbons Smith on Jan. 5, 1926. He graduated from Fairfield High School. He married Laura-Belle Deem with whom he had four children. He married second to Jean Surface and third to Eva Pollock Poole. All of who preceded him in death.
Lewis worked as a lifelong farmer and also ran a trucking business. He was a member and elder of Byron Christian Church. He enjoyed his family and collecting antique tractors.
Lewis is preceded in death by Eva, his wife of 35 years.
Lewis is survived by daughter Elsie Brumbaugh, New Market, sons M. Dale (Ruby) Smith, Anderson, IN; Bryan (Sandy) Smith, of Waveland; Howard (Rhonda) Smith, of Branford, FL; brother Wayne (Leila) Smith, of Geff, IL; grandchildren, Karen Hunter, Shelly (Brad) Fruits, Sheila Simonton; Danny ( Mischelle) Brumbaugh;, Carrie (Curtis) Clay, Steven (Analiesa) Smith, Justin (Lacy) Smith, Gary (Suzie) Smith, Michelle Jones, Nichole (Garrett) Million; 28 great grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Additional survivors include step-sons, Harold (Kathy) Cassidy, Maynard (Mindy) Poole, Randy (Charli) Poole, Garold (Hyang) Poole, Aaron (Anita) Poole, and step-daughters Sue (Dan) Mountcastle, Rita (Dave) Fullenwider, Diana (Joe) Baker, and Luann Surface, numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and special friends Paul and Connie Surface. He will also be remembered by the many people he helped over the years.
Visitation will be Saturday January 14, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to time of service at 12:00 P.M. at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home at 301 E. Green St., Waveland, IN. Pastor Mike Sabens will officiate and burial will be in Freedom Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bryon Christian Church.