Lowell Clinton Smith, tragically passed away in a fire, on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at his home in Columbia Falls, MT. Lowell was born on August 25, 1946, to Clinton R. Smith and ClaraMaude Smith (Preston), who have preceded him in death. He grew up in Burdett, KS, on his family farm, where four generations came before him. He was the youngest of four, and the only boy. He attended Friends University in Oklahoma, majoring in English and Physical Education, when he was drafted in the Army, to go to Vietnam. He was a special equipment operator for the US Army, attaining sargeant status. After the Vietnam War, he ended up moving to Jeffersonville, Indiana, right across from Louisville, KY, where he began attending church at Christ Gospel Churches, Intl. He also met the love of his life, Doris Randolph at church, and they were married on December 12, 1970. Both Lowell and Doris attended Christ Gospel Church Bible Institute, and Lowell graduated with honors. During the second year of their marriage, Lowell had a tragic accident, being buried alive, while operating heavy equipment. However, the LORD’s hand was upon him, and he was saved. During his recovery, his wife, Doris, gave birth to the first of two children, Nathanael Clayton Smith, born on November 6, 1972, yet Nathanael preceded his father in death in March of 2020, due to cancer. Lowell changed careers, and became employed by the United States Postal Service, retiring after 25 years, in Louisville, KY. April of 1979, saw Lowell and Doris’s second baby born. They named her Miriam Joy Smith (Watts), and she and Doris remain together, today.
Lowell is survived by his wife, Doris, daughter, Miriam, two grandsons, Christian Watts and Isaac Smith. He was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, William Young (6), Gracelyn Watts (5), Samuel Young (4), Liam Watts (3), and Silas Watts (5 months). Lowell has three older sisters, who have also survived him. Lorna Combes (Smith), Lenore Mitchell (Smith), and Cynthia Sticker (Smith). There are also innumerable nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Everyone that remembers him is encouraged to celebrate his homegoing to his precious LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He will have two funeral services, one in Montana at the Columbia Mortuary, Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM. He will then be flown to Southern Indiana for a second service and interment. Details on the funeral in Southern Indiana are TBD.
Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls is caring for the family.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 12/9/2021 at 10:45 AM, Mountain Standard Time.
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