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Mr. Harold Wayne Smith, Jr., age 62, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born on June 27, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Harold Wayne Sr. and Henrietta Mildred (Parker) Smith.

Harold was united in marriage to Joann Faye Long on August 31, 1984.

He graduated from Republic High School; and served his county in the U.S. Army as a military police dog handler.

Harold was a true craftsman, excelling with integrity, and a strong work ethic. He took pride in the certification of his trade.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter.

Harold is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joann; a son, John Wesley Smith; a daughter, Tayla Smith; three grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Michael D. and Denise Smith; and many other family and friends.

A graveside memorial, with military honors, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 3645 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65807. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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