Harold Drayfus Smith, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Ottawa County, Okla., to Joe Bearskin and Iola (Smith) Waldon.
Harold served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from the Harvey Aluminum plant in The Dalles, Ore.
Harold married Vera (Mathis) Frazier on May 18, 2000, in Hood River, Ore. He lived in the Wyandotte, Okla., area for eight years after moving from Oregon.
Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on cars. He was a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.
Survivors include his wife, Vera; his children, Betty Wollam and Sherry Taylor, of Milwaukie, Ore., and Harold D. Smith Jr., of Hood River; stepchildren Darrell Frazier and Dale and Anita Frazier, of Wyandotte, Okla., and Brenda Brock, of Fairland, Okla.; brother Tommy Ray Waldon, of Hood River, and sister Vestena “Foxie” Emerson, of Grove, Okla.; and grandchildren Michelle, Aaron, Jaret, Alicha and Darrick.
Harold was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma L. Smith, and his son Johnny A. Smith.
Indian services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Okla., with Ceremonial Chief Charlie Deibold officiating. Visitation will follow the service.
Hood River services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center followed by gravesite service at Mountain View Cemetery in Hood River.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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