David Smith

Profile Updated: January 18, 2019
Residing In: Harrison, AR USA
Spouse/Partner: Sheila Smith
Occupation: retired clergy
Children: Andrea Goulet, Kenneth Smith
Hobbies/Interests

Fly fishing for trout. Hand gun target shooting.

School Story:

One day in study hall I got the hiccups. Every time I'd hic, the whole class would erupt in laughter. Mr. Schooley was not amused. Finally, when everyone was rolling in the aisles, Mr. Schooley sent me to the office to get a 7th hour. When I showed up for my 7th hour, Mr. Schooley let me off the hook. He said he had to do something to restore order. For weeks after that, whenever someone would see me in the hall, they would "hic" and the laughter would start all over again.

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Went to college at KSTC Emporia, and then transferred my Sophomore year to Morningside College in Sioux City where I graduated in '69. I went to work in the distribution business, and later became a buyer, merchandise manager, and later VP of Sales of three different companies. Because my college degree was in Religion, I began lay speaking in my church. That turned into a part-time pastorate, and I returned to seminary to get my credentials. I have served six churches, and remain in part time service.

I have two children and seven grandchildren. Sheila and I have been married for 49 years. I have traveled in all 50 states.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERYL!!! Hope you find a way to stay warm and enjoy your day. Go Chiefs!

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Just checking in to see how you and Paul were doing. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

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Posted on: Jan 18, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Happy Birthday, George (you old Viking). Hope this one is your best ever!!!!

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Aug 08, 2016 at 5:36 AM

Happy Birthday you old codger! I never thought either one of us would live this long. Guess that means each day is a gift. Or it could mean that Sharon did a really good job of keeping you out of trouble. Hope this one is your best birthday EVER!

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Oct 11, 2015 at 10:19 AM

Great to see you at the Reunion and at church. Travel safely on your way back home. I enjoyed meeting Kirk. I've been trying to find a way to send you a friend request on Facebook without success.

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Posted on: Oct 11, 2015 at 6:26 AM

Missed you at the Reunion last night. It was awesome!

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Oct 11, 2015 at 6:24 AM

Missed you at the Reunion last night. Hope you've had a wonderful life. Somehow I always knew you'd be successful at what ever you attempted in life. You would have received my vote for "most likely to succeed" back in 1965 if we had such a thing!

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Posted on: Aug 09, 2015 at 6:30 AM

So Happy Birthday again (since I think all my emails to you wind up in your SPAM folder). Still wondering why Sharon doesn't have an SMW profile on this site. Are you kids going to the Reunion Dinner? I have signed up for it. Hope to see you there!

David Smith has left an In Memory comment for Herb Skaer.
Apr 25, 2015 at 7:33 AM

i remember Herby as a guy who was always smiling and laughing.   He brightened up everyone around him with his jokes and comments.   It's hard to believe that he and Rodney Melchert are both gone.  We had a lot of fun together at SMW.   They say the good die young.  That was surely the case with Herb Skaer.

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Jan 31, 2015 at 11:33 AM

I remember Terry Pence as a laid back guy that was full of fun.  He was usually joking or laughing or smiling.   He was a fun guy to be around.   He had narcolepsy or some other malady to caused him to drop off to sleep at awkward moments, and he was never really safe driving a car.

We went to KSTC Emporial our Freshmen year together, and then I lost track of him.   All the memories I have of Terry are good ones.

 

David Smith has left an In Memory comment for Rod Melchert.
Jan 31, 2015 at 7:33 AM

Rod was a good friend of mine in high school.  We both enjoyed being in Mr. Irwin's biology classes together.  His knickname was "Talkie," and I can't remember how he got that name.   Our passion was collecting snakes, and we made many field trips to Shawnee Mission Park to collect specimens.   We also got to collect the live mice used to feed the snakes in the biology lab.  Mr. Selves would have had a coronary if he'd known we were keeping copperheads and one timber rattler in the lab at school.

Rod and I went on to Kansas State Teacher's College in Emporia after graduation.   We went our separate ways after our Freshmen year, and I lost track of him.   I'd heard somewhere that he had gone into the military service, and I am not surprised at his successful career.  

I tried on several occasions to make contact with him at his veterinary clinic, but sadly was unsuccessful.  He was always one of my favorite people, and I would love to have gone hunting and fishing with him later in our lives.  

 

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