Farming Rural 10

Wilbur Lee Smith

November 9, 1936 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

Wilbur Lee Smith, age 84, Fort Scott, Kansas formerly of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  He was born in Moran, Kansas on November 9, 1936, the son of Richard Dwight and Faith Kibble Smith. Wilbur attended 1st grade in Mound City, finishing up his elementary school education at Union School a one room school near the family farm.  Wilbur attended and graduated from Pleasanton High school.  He was united in marriage to Verla Morris on April 7, 1957.  After high school Wilbur served his country in the United States Army in Korea.  After returning from Korea he worked in Fort Scott until he and Verla purchased the family farm following the death of his father and brother Leonard.  He would continue to farm until he retired.  He enjoyed attending auctions and buying old and unusual items such as toys, cars, trucks, tractors, bulldozers, and anything that would catch his eye.  He spent countless hours repairing and restoring these treasures.  Most of all Wilbur Smith was a devoted husband, father, and a doting grandfather, and his granddaughter had him wrapped around her little finger.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Connor Lynn Smith, and Leonard Dwight Smith.  Wilbur is survived by his wife Verla, a son, Jeffery Smith and wife Kimberly, a brother, Roger Dean Smith and wife Joanne Smith, sister, Coleta Wurtz, a sister in law Gloria Smith, and granddaughter Sara Ross and husband Aaron.

Funeral service will be 2 pm Friday, September 24 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.  Burial in the Trading Post Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the Schneider Pleasanton Chapel.  The family requests relative and friends in attendance wear masks.  Contributions are suggested to Integrity Hospice, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, Kansas  66075

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Services

Individual Respects and Guest Registry
Thursday
September 23, 2021

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel
816 Main St
Pleasanton, KS 66075

Visitation
Thursday
September 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel
816 Main St
Pleasanton, KS 66075

Funeral Ceremony
Friday
September 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel
816 Main St
Pleasanton, KS 66075

Committal
Friday
September 24, 2021

3:45 PM
Trading Post Cemetery
69 Highway and 52 Highway
Pleasanton, KS 66075

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