Vernal LaRoy Smith

October 12, 1939 – February 21, 2020 – (age 80)

Vernal LaRoy Smith was born at home in Lewiston, Utah on October 12, 1939 to Thomas LaRoy & Leona (Andrus) Smith. He passed away at home on February 21, 2020.

He attend the local schools and graduated from North Cache High School. On April 22, 1960 he married Darlene Peterson in the Logan LDS Temple.

Growing up, dad spent a lot of time hunting and fishing with his brothers. Even as adults, they would get together to deer hunt. Dad always looked forward to moms homemade chili and bread after a cold day in the hills.

Dad worked for Baugh Motors, USU, Lower’s Foods, and various gas stations around the valley. He wasn’t one to sit still. If he wasn’t working or fishing, he was fixing someones car. He did take time for family vacations and camping trips. He enjoyed spending weekends at the lake fishing with mom and they spent much time together playing Rummy.

Dad had a sweet tooth – he loved moms banana cream pie, Aggie Caramel Cashew ice cream, Milky Ways, Hershey’s Kisses, and good old fashioned Horehound candy. Dad always drove a Ford, and was a devoted Utah Jazz fan.

Dad was a member of the LDS church.

He is survived by his children: Chet (Vicki) Smith, Julie (Joe) Kelly, Dianna (Greg) Murray, and Mike (Lisa) Smith – also 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, 3 step-grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, his parents & siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 12:00 noon at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan, Utah, with a visitation prior to the funeral from 10:30 – 11:30am. Burial will be in the Richmond City Cemetery.

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