Allen Kent Smith - WØQGS, 70, of Hoyt, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born April 25, 1937 at Vermillion, Ohio the son of Marcus R. and Blanche Allen Smith. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1953.
Allen was a US Air Force veteran from 1953 to 1958, having served in Thailand. He was a member of the Air Force MARS, American Legion Post No. 225 at Ozawkie, and Rubber Workers Local No. 307, where he served as vice president and was an arbitrator. He worked at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Topeka, and retired after thirty-two years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Smith, who died in infancy in 1956, and a sister, Carole Miller. Allen married Linda K. Graham July 19, 2002 in Topeka. She survives of the home. Other survivors include four sons, Jeffrey Smith and wife Denise, Valley Falls, Daniel Smith and wife Dee, Circleville, Bradley Smith and wife Hope, Lindsborg, and Gunnar Smith, Overland Park; three daughters, Karen Rickel and husband Eric, Vassar, Marla Brandon, Mayetta, and Julie Steuber and husband Darren, Hoyt; one sister, Genevive Clark and husband Hank, Vermillion, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a. m. Friday, November 16th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Burial will follow in the Muddy Creek Cemetery. Allen will lie in state until service time at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p. m. on Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to the Allen Kent Smith Memorial Fund, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 280, 66440.
USAF MARS AFA3HW, SCANNING PACTOR BBS SYSTEM
USAF MARS AFN3AT, NATIONAL DIGITAL MANAGER
USAF MARS CAST UPDATES
DE AGA3C NR08
R 141830 MAY 2007
FRM AGA3C, IL
TO ALL AF MARS MEMBERS AND STATIONS
ZEN ARMY MARS CHIEF
ZEN NAVY-MARINE CORP MARS CHIEF
2. CHARLES SHEFFER AFA2DB/AFN2RT AND ALLEN SMITH AFA3HW/AFN3AT HAS RESIGNED THEIR NATIONAL MARS POSITIONS. THEIR LEADERSHIP ROLES WILL BE MISSED.
3. GEORGE STICKLER, AFA4CU HAS GRACIOUSLY STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE TO TAKE ON A NEW ROLE IN AF MARS AS NATIONAL DIGITAL MANAGER AFN4DM. THIS NEW POSITION COMBINES THE DUTIES OF AFNXRT AND AFNXAT. CONGRATULATIONS TO MR STICKLER.
4. I WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE FROM 15 MAY TO 22 MAY 07. I HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE AT THE MARS BOOTH AT DAYTON, DEPENDING ON THE INTERFERENCE IN THE BUILDING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME ON 143.45 SIMPLEX.
5. PROVIDING THE REIGNS OF COMMUNICATIONS--IN EMERGENCIES
CHIEF, AF MARS