---- — George O. Smith, 90, of Benton, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, at Nature’s Trail in Mt. Vernon.
George was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Keenes, son of Charles and Rebekah (Wilson) Smith. He married Evelyn (Wilkerson) Owens on March 16, 1974. She survives.
George was a truck driver for Dowzer Electric until his retirement in 1985.
George was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters; and stepgrandson, LeDon Owens.
George is survived by his children, Stanley (Sandy) Smith and Monica (Michael) Young of Mt. Vernon; stepchildren, Sandra (Garry) Peffer, Gary (Dorothy) Owens, Jerry D. Owens and Teresea Owens; several grandchildren; severeal great-grandchildren; and brother, Leonard Smith.
Graveside services were held Sunday, Dec. 22, at Franklin Cemetery in Whittington, officiated by Jerome Hefner with full military rites.
Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton were in charge of the services.