Verle Calvin Smith Jr.

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.

Messages & Condolences

From Zee Button...

Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs. My thoughts are with you and your family.

From Serena West...

so sorry for you loss my thoughts and prayers are with you Verle, Karen and family –

From Bob Howard...

Verle and Karen, so sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time

From Terri Bysom Stringer...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From John Walburn...

My prayers are with your family

From Sherry TIEMEYER...

We are very saddened to hear about Verle Jr. Our sincere condolences.

From Joyce L. eoannou...

So sorry for you and families verle great guy never forget him from packers not berry

From Judy Schomer...

Karen
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Praying that God will grant you strength to get through this rough time in your life.

From Shandy Vollrath...

My sincere condolences to your family.

From Gary Klingenberg...

Your in our prayers Gary and Gwen.

From Judy Gilliland...

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember him always being at the Hummers softball games. Praying for you all.

From Diana and MelbDeutsch...

Saying prayers for you Karen and Verle – plus all the family!

From Judy Berg...

So sorry to learn of your loss. Sending prayers to your family.

From Laura McNeese...

My heart aches and my prayers go to Verle’s family. Such a great friend he will be missed

From Sharon Haupt...

Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers and Hugs

From Jamie Klingenberg...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you all.

From Mariann Bradley and family....

Family dinners want be the same without Verle. He will be missed by his family and friends. Prayers out to his family.

From Kay Means...

Verle will always be special to all his family, relatives and friends. He was a great guy. Will always miss him.

From Bette Freeman...

Karen, Verl and family, Prayers and Hugs are sent your way.

From Jerry and Janet Magnuson...

Prayers for your family.

From Cathy Nunley...

My heart is breaking for your family. Sending hugs and prayers.

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