Obituary – Smith, Riley Austin, Jr.

Class of 1940

1940 Perry Daily Journal
Graduation EditionRiley Smith
Riley Smith

– 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley A. Smith, was born August 14, 1924 in Perry. In addition to his schooling in Perry he attended the Lone Elm school near here.

Swimming, softball, hunting and tennis are his hobbies.

He plans to attend Oklahoma A. and M. college next year and study commerce.

Riley Austin Smith, Jr.

August 14, 1924 – February 1, 1974

Riley A. Smith Jr. of Lawton, 49, a native of Perry, was found dead at his home in Lawton by his wife about 6 p.m. Friday. He died of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Funeral home chapel of memories at Lawton. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery at Lawton.

Smith was born Aug. 14, 1924 in Perry and graduated from Perry high school. He was married to June Standifer of Perry April 10, 1943.

He was a veteran of World War II, entering the Navy in 1943 and serving on a destroyer in the Pacific theater of operations.

After the war, he became affiliated with the Carpenter Paper company of Oklahoma City and was transferred to Shawnee in 1949. He was transferred to Lawton in 1958.

Smith was a member of Central Baptist church in Lawton and the Masonic lodge in Shawnee.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Riley A. Smith III of Lawton; one daughter, Mrs. Mike Bardwell, Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley A. Smith Sr., of Perry; one brother, Billy Smith of Perry; one sister, Mrs. Leon Skinner, Oklahoma City, and three grandchildren.