David Smithee, 77, of Auxvasse, died at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13, 2009, at his home.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse with Pastor Ben Taylor officiating. Joe Maxwell will deliver the eulogy.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1932, in Onia, Ark., a son of Wilmon Cody and Elizabeth Melinda (Lee) Smithee. On Oct. 3, 1953, he married Shirley Voyles, who died on Aug. 5, 2000. On July 5, 2004, in Alexandria, Egypt, he married Fatama Maarouf, who survives at the home. He had worked for A.P. Green Company as a Supervisor, and after his retirement, as an independent consultant in Egypt. He retired from the Missouri National Guard, 128th Field Artillery Battalion.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, James “Jimmy” Smithee, Columbia, and J. D. Smithee, Mexico; one daughter, Nanette Taylor, Springfield; five brothers, Clint Smithee, Wilmon Smithee, and Ronald Smithee, Auxvasse, and Kenny Smithee, Everton, Ark.; two sisters, Betty Knipp, Auxvasse, and Molly Maxwell Shellabarger, Mexico; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
One brother, Dale Smithee, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Grand Prairie Baptist Church. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.