A Memorial service for Judith Carol Smith, 70, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of West Plains, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith died at 8:54 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
She was born March 5, 1944, at West Plains, Missouri, to Duane Craig and Gladys Kathleen Barton Craig. On August 10, 1963, she was married at Summersville, Missouri, to Robert O. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a bookkeeper for Craig Industries and volunteered many hours with Ozarks Medical Center, Birthright and West Vue Nursing Center. She loved to travel and had visited all fifty states and many foreign countries. Judy also loved time spent on the North Fork River and her visits to the beach. Mrs. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church of West Plains for many years and had served as Sunday school teacher and helped with the Clothing Closet.
She is survived by her husband, Robert O. Smith; three children, Craig Scott Smith, wife, Julie, Dana Christina Branson, husband, Alan and Michael Robert Smith, wife, Dedra; six grandchildren, Ian Smith, Jack Smith, Sean Smith, Anna Judith “A.J.” Branson, Noah Branson and Robert David “Robbie” Smith; her mother, Kathleen Craig; one sister, Kay Katherine Cochran, husband, David; her special aunt, Norma Massie; and several nieces and nephews.
Her father precedes her in death.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.