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Earl Lee Smith, 83 years of age, passed away peacefully at his home in Longmont, Colorado on August, 24, 2021. Earl was born on April 11, 1938 in Depew, Oklahoma to John & Ethel Smith.  He was one of 5 children. Sisters:  Dorothy Smith Stanford and Helen Smith; Two brothers: James Smith and Fred Smith.

He graduated from Milfay High School, Milfay, OK. He went on to attend college at Central State University, Edmond, OK, getting a B.S. and Master’s Degree. He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma where he received his PhD in accounting. Earl retired in 2000 after teaching 20 plus years as an accounting Professor at Rose State University, Midwest City, OK.

Earl was united in marriage to, Jane Ellen (Garton) Smith on August 27, 1959 and had recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Resulting from this union were two children, a son, Earl Jay Smith and a daughter, Tammy Kay (Smith) Allard. 

Earl is survived by his wife, Jane, son Earl Jay Smith and wife Jonna of Kingston, OK;  daughter, Tammy Kay (Smith) Allard and husband John of Longmont, CO; 4 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; Brian Allard, Longmont, CO; Cody Allard and wife Jordon and daughter Rylan Jane, Longmont CO; Scout Smith, Denison, TX; Sage Smith, Oklahoma City, OK. He is also survived by two brothers, James Smith, Sapulpa, OK; Fred Smith and wife, Sherrie, Norman, OK; brother-in-law Wesley Stanford, Naples, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one sister-in-law.

Graveside services– Oakdale Cemetery, Depew, OK on Sept. 4th  at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Ft. Cobb State Park in honor of Earl Smith