Obituary: J.A. Smith, Jr.

Flowers over a tumbstone

J.A. Smith, Jr., age 85, retired Boeing and Cessna machinist, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.
Visitation was 12-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, with family present, 5:30-7 p.m., at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Harrington Cemetery, Clearwater.
He was preceded in death by wife, June; parents, James and Ora (Davis) Smith; and sisters, Dovie Lea Robinson, Kate McKee, Rhoda Champion and Louise Potter. Survivors include his son, Cliff (Kathryn) Smith of Conway Springs; step-son, Les (Diane) Finstead, Conway Springs, step-daughter, Sharon (Barry) Rantin of Hutchinson; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Udall United Methodist Church, 305 S. Church St, Udall, KS 67146.
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, was in charge of arrangements. Leave online condolences at