Eddie Smith

Eddie M. Smith, age 81, of Quincy, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Warsaw Health & Rehab where he had been 5 days. He was born January 23, 1940 at Urbana, Missouri, the son of Hollis and Gladys (Downs) Smith.
After a whirlwind courtship, the summer of 1962, while he was training bird dogs in Canada, he was united in marriage to Jane Rusch in Warsaw, Missouri on December 9, 1962.
Eddie was devoted to taking Janie and the children to Canada almost every summer to visit with her family.
He sold insurance, worked on construction and worked on their farm until his health prevented it.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Gladys Smith, two brothers; Hollis Jr., Lanny Smith and a son, Eddie Milton Smith, Jr.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Janie of 58 years, daughter and son-in-law, Kimberli Jane (Sissie) and Jeff Greer, two grandsons; Mitchell and Riley Greer, daughter-in-law, Laveta Smith, granddaughter, Amanda Jane Smith and Nik Barrett, great granddaughter, Amelia Jane Barrett, granddaughter, Hunter Renea and Rhett Burkhart and great grandson Oliver Alan Burkhart. Also, his mother-in-law, Shirlie Rusch, eight sister and brothers-in-law, all in Canada. Many cousins and friends who will miss his smile and funny personality.
There will be a memorial service at the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church,on March 14 at 2:30 PM. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, Missouri.