Gary Lynn Smith

Monday, March 15, 2021

Gary Lynn Smith of Golden, Missouri was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Katherine (Beery) Janus. Gary passed away in his home on March 7, 2021 at the age of 49.

Gary enjoyed hours of reading books: Christian, Buddah Teaching, Civil War, just about anything. He loved helping people in their time of need and that is why he became a Paramedic. He worked for a few different Services as an EMT, Paramedic, and a Flight Paramedic over a 21-year period. Plus, he volunteered in teaching young EMT students at Reed Springs Tech. However, his family and grandchildren were always his top priority in his life.

On July 28, 1990 Gary was united in marriage to Angela (Hosier) Smith who survives him of the home. He is also survived by daughters Sierra Martin and husband Casey Martin, Devin Neill and husband Winston Neill; grandchildren Layton Neill, Macie Neill, Declan McMahon, Everly Martin; Mother and Father George and Katherine (Kathy) Janus; brother James (Jimmie) Smith and wife Rene Smith; sister Kara Bowman and husband Jeff Bowman; along with other relatives, friends, and coworkers.

Gary is preceded in death by his biological father.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Lake Wood Church, 19585 St Hwy 413, Reed Springs, MO 65737. Memorial donations may be made to any Equity Bank location under Gary or Angela’s name or to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Ozark Affiliate, Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 9462, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at