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Wendell Weaks Smith


November 14, 2019

Wendell Weaks Smith, 77, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Nov. 4, 2019. He was born August 24, 1942, in Dover, Tennessee, to John L. and Lanore E. (Howard) Smith.

Wendell was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed gardening and had a great hand for it. His family called him the “tree whisperer.” He and Kathy worked together in their ministry to the children in the Royal Ranger program at Living Word Church and many other ministries.

Wendell retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 31 years. After retirement, he went to work for CACI as a quality control specialist.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathleen Smith; ex-wife and mother to his children, Janine Parsons; children Deborah Lanore Smith, Kendall Harrell (Rebecca), Timmy Smith, Marshall Harrell (Jenn), and Rod D. Cummings (Ralene Wright); grandchildren Zachariah Smith, Piper Harrell, and Kenleigh Harrell; great-grandson, Light Lordren Buchanan; relatives Nathan and Ashley Harrell; and numerous dear friends, including the Life Church Bible Study Group, that Wendell considered family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Nikki Janine Smith.

Services were held Nov. 10 under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.


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