Funeral services for Verle Calvin Smith Jr. 53, Lawrence, will be 11am, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be 6-7 pm, Tuesday.
Verle passed away at his home December 2, 2022, due to a recent illness.
Verle was born August 7, 1969, in Lawrence, Kansas. He attended Lawrence Public Schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1988.
He was employed by Berry Plastics for 30 years. Later at Amarr Garage Doors and most recently at Walmart South.
Verle enjoyed all family dinners and all sports. He was an avid chiefs fan and a season ticket holder for 17 years. He loved dearly his beloved dog Gizmo.
Verle will be greatly missed by all his family who loved him dearly.
He is survived by his parents Verle C. Sr. and Karen L Smith, sisters Samantha Bender, Nicole Blevins, Brianne Kellerman and many nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will happen at a later date.
Verle’s family would like to thank Lawrence Memorial Hospital ICU and all staff for his recent stay at LMH Health.
In leu of flowers, donations may be made to LMH Health or Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.