Lyle D. Smith

December 21, 2020

Lyle D. Smith, age 88, of Center, MO passed away at 1:25 pm Monday, December 14, 2020, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel of Hannibal.

There are no services planned at this time. The family will host a graveside service at a later date in the Griggsville Cemetery in Griggsville, IL.

Lyle was born on November 7, 1932, in Lyndon Station, WI, the son of Roy and Bertha (Frank) Smith.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Van Buskirk. She preceded him in death January 25, 2009.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Jackson (Lowell) of Center, MO; son, Lyle Dean Smith, Jr. of Pittsfield, IL; grandchildren, Holly Young (Stan), Adam Kirkpatrick, Brandon Smith, and Whitney Smith. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren and two brothers; Wayne and Russell Smith.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, Lloyd and Roy Smith.

Lyle honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a proud recipient of the Purple Heart.

Lyle enjoyed farming, woodworking and helping his family and friends. He was a self employed carpenter and could often be found "tinkering" in his shop.

Lyle was a Lutheran by faith.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Lyle's memorial page at

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