Joshua L. Smith, 20, of Piqua, Kansas, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, near Quincy, Kansas, in eastern Greenwood County, after the vehicle he was a passenger in was swept off the road by high water.
Joshua was born December 10, 1988, at Burlington, Kansas, the son of Robert L. & Denise M. (Karmann) Smith, Jr. He grew up on the family farm west of Piqua. He attended Yates Center schools and graduated from Yates Center High School in 2007. In May of 2008, he graduated from the Flint Hills Automotive Tech School.
Joshua enjoyed fishing, hunting, four-wheeling and being outdoors.
His Parents: Robert & Denise Smith, Jr. of rural Piqua, KS
1 Brother: Jacob Smith of the home
2 Sisters: Ashley Smith of Hartford, KS; and Jessica Smith of the home
Grandparents: Cline & Delores Karmann of Yates Center, KS; and Robert & Ilene Smith of Piqua, KS
A number of aunts, uncles & cousins
VISITATION: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, Kansas.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Yates Center High School Gymnasium.
BURIAL: Yates Center Cemetery
MEMORIAL: Suggested to help his brother, Jacob's, cancer battle. (Please make checks to: The Robert Smith, Jr. Family)
Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com (this website).