Sidney Ray Smith born August 15, 1940 to Jack and Maxine Smith passed away May 23, 2015 in Springfield, Mo.
Sidney served in the United States Navy for 4 years. He worked as a welder in the Boilermaker Union and a car salesman before retiring. He was an avid traveler and a wonderful storyteller. Sidney was kindhearted and very giving.
His interests included, family, gardening and coin collecting. He loved to go to the casino and play the lottery.
Sidney is survived by his 4 sisters, JoNell Mann, Kathy Watson, Nancy Hamilton and Tracy Timmerman. His grandson, Michael Doss. His nieces and nephews, who were wonderful caregivers. His five children, eight grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Sidney was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lola, stepdaughter Cathy, his parents Jack and Maxine Smith and brothers, Michael, Larry, Terry Smith, sister Jackie Smith.