Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Smith

Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Smith, age 98 of LaBelle, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at LaBelle Manor Care Center in LaBelle, MO.

Born in Rich Hill, MO, September 5, 1916, Woodrow was the son of Robert and Minnie Burk Smith. His family moved to LaBelle in 1947, where he has lived since. He was a self-employed short distance truck driver and had been employed by Heinold Hog market.

An avid gardener, Woody loved to share his produce with neighbor and friends.

Woody is survived by one sister, Leota Myers of Des Moines, IA and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers Melvin, Jasper, Lem, Pat and Charlie and one sister Janice Sweet.  Graveside services were held January 23, 2015, in the LaBelle Cemetery under the direction of the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, MO. Memorials may be made to the LaBelle Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Code Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.