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Cecil Roy Smith Sr.

KSAL StaffDecember 10, 2018

Cecil Roy Smith Sr., 85, of Salina, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He was born June 18, 1933 to Corbin and Myrtle (Richardson) Smith in Madison County, Ky. He joined the Air Force in 1952 and was medically discharged the same year. He married the love of his life, Betty Ann Winburn, June 20, 1952 in Waco, Ky., at Flatwoods Christian Church.

Cecil worked at Westinghouse in Richmond, Ky., and transferred to Salina in 1966 when the new plant was being built. He finished his career with Westinghouse-Philips Lighting after 44 years. His first job after retirement was running the Philips Company store for a few years. His second job after retirement was delivering flowers and prescriptions for Dillons. He retired for good in 2014.

Cecil was a member of several civic organizations over the years and a member of Salina Heights Christian Church, having served as an Elder for many years. An avid golfer, he was proud to have two hole-in-ones in his lifetime.

Cecil is survived by: his wife of 66 years, Betty; daughters, Linda Smith, Brenda Smith, and Judy Rufener (Wayne), all of Salina; son, Cecil Jr. “Skip” (Susan) of Gypsum; grandchildren, Chris Smith (Jolene) of Abilene, Angel Zurfluh (Lance) of Gypsum, and Rachel Knopf (Jeff) of Solomon; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Hannah, Blake, and Morgan Smith, Emma and Karlee Zurfluh, and Samuel and Caleb Knopf; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Ed, Clyde, and Ray Smith; and sister, Eva McQueen.

Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, with family present from 3-5, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Salina Heights Christian Church, with burial to follow at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Salina Heights Christian Church, in care of Ryan Mortuary.

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