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Lanny Smith

January 8, 1945 — January 27, 2023

Houstonville, KY

Lanny Smith, of Hustonville, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 78.

Born on January 8, 1945, in Bloomington, Indiana, he was a son of the late Charles Ezekiel and Wanda Florence Simms Smith. Lanny was a retired auto body worker. He enjoyed repairing and painting vehicles, playing music, and most of all he loved spending time with his children. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

Lanny is survived by his wife, Dixie Darlene Miller Smith, who he wed in September 1990; three sons, Gabriel (Mary Maddox) Smith of Liberty, Charles Ezekiel (Maydell) Smith of Liberty, and Lenny Michael Smith of Louisville; two daughters, Crystal Pugh of Liberty and Tonya Dawn (Jimmy Parks) Grubb of Bloomington, Indiana; thirteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two daughters, Regina Loraine Grubb and Alvin Grubb; and a brother, Donnie Smith.

The funeral service will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Morris Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Casey County Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist the family in offsetting funeral expenses or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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