Louis F. Smith entered eternal rest on the evening of April 27, 2019 at the age of 82 years old.
Louis was born September 16, 1936 in Vandale, Arkansas to the union of Lawrence and Alberta Smith. He was the eldest of six children. As a young child Louis and his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1947, where he was raised and spent the duration of his life. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and attended Rosser Simpson CME Church.
Louis was educated in the Kansas City Missouri public schools. He was a graduate of R.T Coles High School. After graduating from high school, Louis went on to serve his country as a member of the U.S Navy. He was medically discharged, Honorably, from the Navy and returned home to Kansas City where he began his career as a city worker for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.
Louis was united in holy matrimony to Gracie Smith, of this union Margaret Smith was born. Many years later, he met and fell in love with Dorothy Nooner, to this union a son, Randy Nooner was born.
Louis also was lovingly referred to as “LF” or “Cool F”. He loved fishing, bowling and shooting pool. You could always find Cool F relaxing, spending time with family, laughing and always wearing a smile on his face. Louis was a loving and caring person who never met a stranger. “To know him was to love him”.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his two children, Margret Smith (Tyrone Ferguson) and Randy Nooner; three siblings Queenesther Sims, Sylvia Smith (Quentin Smith), and Sherwood Smith (Cynthia Smith); three grandchildren Venus Goines (Brian Goines), Gracie Smith, Marissa Anderson, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Lawrence and Alberta Smith. One brother Lawrence Junior Smith, one sister Linda Thompkins, and one granddaughter Lisa Smith.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Watkins Heritage Chapel. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Interment 12:30 P.M. Leavenworth National Cemetery.
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