Ferrel Smith, 89, of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away at 2:32 AM Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his home.
Funeral Services with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Michael Miller will officiate.
Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 5 PM to 7 PM Wednesday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Smith was born October 23, 1924, in Faulkner County, Arkansas to Charley William and Florence Laura Ross Smith.
Survivors include 3 Daughters, Ferrelene Smith of Hannibal, MO, Margaret Zwilling (Dr. Tom) of Lincoln, Illinois, Mary Kaye Cogdal (Stanley) of Monroe City, MO, 2 Brothers, Bernis Smith of Hannibal, MO, Troy Smith of Kansas City, MO, 1 Sister, Ollie Mae Thrift of Greenbrier, Arkansas, 4 Grandchildren, Amber Turner, Ivy Hayden, Eric Brinkley, and Shea Zwilling, 3 Great-Grandchildren, Bricen Hayden, Archer and Addison Brinkley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers; Cecil Smith, Doice Smith, Oather Smith, Lealon Smith and Chet Smith and 1 sister; Charlsie Smith Pearce.
Mr. Ferrel Was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran. He served during World War II. Mr. Smith Was the owner and operator of Ferrel Smith Roofing and Siding. He liked living on the farm and taking care of it. Ferrel enjoyed hunting. He was a member of Emmette J. Shields American legion Post # 55, and he was also a Mason and a Shriner.
Pallbearers will be Ivy Hayden, Stanley Cogdal, Jim Pearce, Sharon Pearce, Bob Sparks, and Scott Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Amber Turner, Bricen Hayden, Connie Wright, Ralph Keim, Archer Brinkley, and Addison Brinkley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s hospital in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral home.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com