Myron “Smitty” Smith, age 86 of Arnold, NE passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Brookestone View in Broken Bow, NE.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE with Military Honors. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family greeting 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Air Force Veterans. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Words of encouragement or remembrance can be left at www.govierbrothers.com.
Smitty was born April 9, 1933 in North Platte, NE to Edward C. and Olive (Keller) Smith. Smitty graduated from North Platte High School in 1950. In the fall of 1951 Smitty entered the Air Force, he was an Electronic Technician. Smitty was stationed in West Palm Beach, FL.
On September 16, 1954 Smitty married Grace Moore in West Palm Beach, FL. To this union three sons where born Michael, Mark and Frank. The family made their home in West Palm Beach, FL, after retiring from the Air Force Smitty worked for Pratt-Whitney for 20 years. Smitty and Grace enjoyed taking 2 to 3 cruises a year. Smitty liked his beer, fishing, golfing, and coffee with friends. Grace had a stroke in 2010 and passed away in 2016. After Grace’s passing, Smitty moved back to Arnold, NE to be closer to family.
Smitty is survived by sons Michael (Tricia) Smith of Arnold, Mark (Susan) Smith of St. George, TX, and Frank (Barbara) Smith of Port St. Lucy, FL, eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sisters Beverly (Dale) Bailey of Broken Bow, Lois Coons of Callaway, Donna Bailey of McCook, and brother Garry (Pennie) Smith of Colorado Springs, CO.
Smitty is preceded in death by his wife Grace (Moore) Smith, parents Edward and Olive, and brother Marvin “Corky” Smith.