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Kelsey Raymond Smith was born February 10, 1968 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Dana Kermit and Wilma Almeda (Webb) Smith. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas at the age of 49 years, 1 month, and 12 days.

Kelsey grew up in the Oaks area attending Oaks Mission. He graduated Oaks High School in 1986. He lived in Oaks since 1979, when his family moved there from Twin Oaks.

Kelsey work as a carpenter. He had a talent for forging gigs. He loved being outside and enjoyed going camping. He loved to fish and would bury his fish heads in his garden. Kelsey also had a passion for gigging for frogs and crawdads. He was well liked by many and loved dearly by his family. He will be missed.

Kelsey is survived by: 2 children: Andrew Scott Smith and Brandi of Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Mallery Camryn Smith of Oaks, Oklahoma; 1 grandpup: Dish, of Oaks, Oklahoma; 5 sisters: Cathie Murphy and Gary Don of Pryor, Oklahoma, Christina Owens of Saugus, California, Jennifer and Wayne Barnes of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Candy Smith of Mounds, Oklahoma, and Mary Ramey of Mounds, Oklahoma; Step-mother: Bonita Smith of Twin Oaks, Oklahoma; 1 step-brother: Jeff Abrams of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents and 2 brothers: Dana Kermit Smith II and Billy Smith.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Church in Oaks, Oklahoma. Reverend Rob Pierce will officiate. Interment will follow at the Russell's Double Springs Cemetery in Oaks, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at www.locustgrovefuneralhome.com.
Published on March 28, 2017
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