Fred R. Smith Jr. was born on February 27, 1938 in Guthrie, Oklahoma spent his latter years in Yukon Oklahoma. He died at the age 80 on January 29, 2019. Fred is the son of Fred Smith Sr. and Hazel Smith (Dunagan). He had five brothers Joe, Jim, Rick, John, and Clifford and one sister Louann Estep. Fred married his wife Karol on July 7, 2007.
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Fred had two daughters Kim and Natasha and four step sons Shawn, Ryan, Patrick, and Nathan. Together Fred and Karol have seven grandchildren Ethan, Lorelei, Sofia, Peyton, Brodie, Wyatt, and Tatum.
Fred spent many years as a surveyor where he surveyed an area used to test nuclear atomic bomb “Tiny Tot” at Nevada test site. Eventually owning his own business S.D.R. Surveying and Engineering Company where he worked as a professional land surveyor for 23 years. Fred also enjoyed working in land development. He owned Smithurst Kennels and was an active member of the American Black and Tan Coonhound Association. Fred served in the Army during the Korean War and had the great honor to meet President Roosevelt.
A tribute to honor Fred’s life will be held Saturday February 2, 2019 at 10:00 am at Smith & Turner Mortuary.
A Special Thank You to Fresenius Dialysis & Eric his driver with Medride.