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Earnest "Ernie" Smith

November 24, 1931 March 26, 2019
Earnest "Ernie" Smith
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Obituary for Earnest "Ernie" Smith

Earnest Junior Smith was born on November 24, 1931 to Alfred Leonard and Nannie Mae (Rogers) Smith in Bristow, Oklahoma. He departed this life on March 26, 2019 at his home in Pryor surrounded by his loving family.
Earnest has been a resident of Mayes County since 1964. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a team roper all over the state and past president of the 4-Way Rodeo. He also managed a band called Ernie’s Good Time Brigade. Earnest drove a truck for seventeen years and also owned Lazy Dayz Worm Farm for eleven years. When he retired, he started a lawn business and also enjoyed eating and visiting at the Eastside Café. He and Phyllis also enjoyed spending time with Ryan. Earnest was a wonderful father and grandfather and a friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his children, Rick Smith and wife Linda, Melvin Smith and wife Lois, Loretta Young and husband Larry, Jeannie Owens and husband James and Karen Hamill and husband Bobby; eighteen grandchildren; four brothers, William Smith and wife Cleo, Cliff Smith and wife Fern, Robert Smith, Harvey Smith and wife Virginia; one sister, Alene Brown and husband Bill and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mae Smith; three wives, Rosetta Smith, Dorothy Smith and Phyllis Smith; one daughter, Elizabeth Smith Gilbert; three brothers Sonny Smith, Dean Smith and Virgle Smith and three sisters, Ruby Smith, Jessie Landers and Jewel Peeper.


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Visitation

Thursday

28

Mar

6:00 PM 3/28/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care

1525 NE First Street
Pryor, OK 74361

Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care
1525 NE First Street Pryor 74361 OK
United States

Service

Friday

29

Mar

10:00 AM 3/29/2019 10:00:00 AM
Grace Bible Church

3084 South 432 Rd.
Pryor, Oklahoma 74361

Grace Bible Church
3084 South 432 Rd. Pryor 74361 Oklahoma
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

1575 N.E. 1st Street
Pryor, OK

1575 N.E. 1st Street Pryor OK
United States
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