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Gehrig Lou Smith, 77, of Washington, MO passed away June 7, 2022 at his son’s home in Warrensburg, MO.
Mr. Smith was born March 9, 1945 in Washington, MO.
Gehrig was a Navy veteran, husband, father, and a kind soul to many. His travels and experiences took him to many western locations and to Sitka, Alaska. He developed a longtime friendship with Doug Wakefield, which began in Sitka and carried them to Idaho and later to the Montana and North Dakota borders. He then stayed with his son, Wesley and wife Patricia in Missouri until his passing.
He was preceded in death by: brother, Randolph; mother, Lena; father, Orville; and previous spouse, Brenda.
Survivors include: sons, Wesley Gehrig, William Keith, and Randolph Ray; grandchildren, Gehrig Wesley, Ashley Elizabeth, Kayla Rose, twins- Jessica Lynn and Taylor Nicole; great-grandchildren, Dominic Lavelle, Amira Alize, Caiden Gehrig, Addelyn Mae, Michael Thomas, Gunner Wesley, Analiyah Kay and Avery Sue; sister, Diane Lynn; and brother, Grady.
Memorial contributions are suggested to: Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, 14310 E 42nd St S, Suite 600, Independence, MO 64055.
Graveside services will be held at noon on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, 20109 Bus, MO-13, Higginsville, MO 64037.