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Wayne Smith

January 22, 1928 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 90)

Wayne Delarmie "Doc" Smith


            Wayne Delarmie "Doc" Smith, 90 years old, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Kirksville Manor Care Center. He was born January 22, 1928 near Loeffler, Missouri. He was the son of Frank Delarmie Smith and Sylvia Juanita (Rickard) Smith. He grew up in the Loeffler community and graduated from Willow Branch Grade School then the Kirksville Senior High School in 1947. He received the FFA State Farmer Degree in 1947 and was FFA State Reporter. He received the FFA American Farmer Degree in 1948 and was in the High School Honor Society. He attended Kirksville State Teachers’ College (now Truman State) and graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS Degree in Agriculture in 1951, a Master’s Degree in 1952, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1956.

Wayne married Evelyn Ilene Young on Nov. 9, 1952 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri with the Rev. Lee C. Shepherd officiating. He practiced Veterinary medicine in Winigan, Missouri from June 1956 to October 1979. He became Fieldman for the Missouri Angus Association on October 1, 1979 and graduated from Missouri Action School in January 1980. He worked over 1500 cattle sales and retired from the Association on February 29, 2004. As a member of the First Baptist Church in Winigan he served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school secretary, training union director, and Sunday school superintendent. He served as Chairman of the Sullivan County Health Department Board, Sullivan County Memorial Hospital Board and the Sullivan County Ambulance Board. He also served four terms as Judge of the Sullivan County Court (now called County Commissioner) Organization Chairman, first President of the Sullivan County Public Water District Organization Chairman and first President of the Sullivan County Cattleman’s Association, President of the Sullivan County Farm Bureau, Chairman of the Sullivan County Extension Council, and served on the state advisory council, Chairman of the Sullivan County Republican Committee, served on the Agriculture Advisory Committee for Governor Kit Bond, Senator John Danforth and Representative Tom Coleman, appointed to the state ASCS Committee (now FSA) by the first George Bush and served four years, one as Chairman. He was President of the Winigan 4H and Community Park Board, a 32 Degree Free Mason, serving as District Grand Master, President of the Sullivan County Angus Association, President of the Chariton Valley Angus Association and Secretary of the Green Hills Angus Association. Who’s Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine, Who’s Who in Community Service, 1980 Junior Angus Association Man of the Year. 1995 First Inductee to the Missouri Angus Breeders Hall of Fame, 1997 inducted into the National Junior Angus Honorary Foundation, 1997 Missouri State Fair Cattle Show was dedicated to him. 2001 he was inducted into the American Angus Heritage Foundation. 2004 Block and Bridle at the University of Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. 2004 National Junior Angus Association show was dedicated to him. 2004 he was the second inductee into the Northeast Missouri Livestock Hall of Fame, and in 2004 Missouri Cattleman Association Pioneer Cattleman of the year.

Doc has spent most of his life in the Loeffler and Winigan areas. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank, March 18, 1987, and his mother, Sylvia, October 4, 1989, his brother, Donald, February 27, 2011, his wife, Evelyn, July 27, 2012, his grandparents, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his nephews, the Larry Smith and wife Brenda of Green Castle and the Terry Smith and wife Tonyunna of Licking, Missouri, great nephews, Dee Jay, Jay Dee, Jackson and Josh Smith, great nieces Jesse Horton, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Doc will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. Burial will follow at the Winigan Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday evening, at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7:30 PM.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Winigan Cemetery. 

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