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Obituary for Frederick Smith Sr.

Frederick “Fred” James Smith Sr., 75, of Leavenworth, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023. He was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Leavenworth, the son of Troy Raynor and Esther (Fitzhugh) Smith.

He attended Leavenworth public schools. Frederick accepted Jesus Christ and was a member of St. James CME Church.

Frederick worked for Geiger Ready Mix for many years as a truck driver. He also worked at Leavcon and Oasis Pools.

He is survived by eight children, Lisa Dunn (JR) of Leavenworth, Frederick Smith Jr. (Ruby) of Leavenworth, Deborah Taylor (Frank) of Lenexa, Kan., Robert Smith of Springfield, Mo., Michael Smith of Leavenworth, Megan Washington (Darnell) of Lenexa, Kan, Shaunessy Smith of Leavenworth, and Brittany Smith of Wichita, Kan; two sisters, Toni Smith of Leavenworth, and Glenda Smith-Davis of Lansing, Kan.; one brother, Robin Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; one aunt, Luevenia McDaniel; 16 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Frederick was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Shannon and Deanna; one son, Kevin; his brothers, Clarence Simpson Jr., Lloyd Smith Jr., Denzel Visor Jr., Timothy Smith, Carlee Smith, Charles Smith and an infant; three uncles, William Raynor, Rev. Peter Cunningham and Charles McDaniel.

He cherished spending time with family. He loved playing dominos, watching western movies and listening to oldies music. Anyone that knew Fred knows he loved the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services.