Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Kirby Smith, 80, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

            He was born to Joel and Mable Holt Smith on August 13, 1936 in Cato, MO.  Kirby was a retired machinist, an ordained deacon and a member of the New Dawn Pentecostal Church in Aurora for close to 60 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Barbara; son Scott Smith and wife, Jodie of Blue Springs, MO.; daughter, Cindy Poage and husband, Jim of Aurora, MO.; 3 brothers, J O Smith of Parkville, MO., Jerry Atnip of Arizona and David Atnip of Cassville, MO.; 1 sister, Betty Raley of Aurora, MO.; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Cassville.

​            Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

            Memorial donations may be made to the New Dawn Youth Ministry in care of the funeral home.