Alvin "Sonny" W. Smith 1947 - 2015
Alvin Wilburn Smith, Jr. known by most as Sonny or Ace, age 68, son of Alvin W. Smith, Sr. and Ruby L Tweed was born March 13, 1947 at Waynesville, MO. Sonny passed away October 26, 2015 at Delmar Gardens Lenexa, KS.
Sonny is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his long time companion, Carilyn Fernandez, of Shawnee Mission, KS, daughter, Tammy Smith of Basehor, KS, son, Justin Smith (Heather), of Bonner Springs, KS, two sisters, Cindy Dunford (Ed) of Olathe, KS and Sandra Haney (Rob) of Houston, MO, two grandchildren, Makayla and Brayden, an uncle, Harold Tweed of Waterford, WI and several nieces and nephews. Sonny was looking forward to the arrival of his grandson, Hunter, in January, Justin and Heather’s first child.
Sonny graduated from Houston High School. He joined the Army November 1, 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged November 1, 1973. After the Army he moved to Kansas and worked for Kansas City Power and Light and after 31 years retired from there.
He loved to hunt and fish all of his life. Later, he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son Justin and his Uncle Harold. He also enjoyed working at his place in the country, going to auctions, spending time with family and friends and tinkering on old cars. Sonny always had a smile on his face, never met a stranger and always had a good story to tell.
Sonny was a wonderful dad, a loving companion, loving grandfather, the best brother his sisters could have, and a trusting and loyal friend. Although there are no words to express how much he will be missed, we are thankful Sonny is finally free and at peace. He was laid to rest in Oakhill Cemetery in Houston, MO.