Smith Montgomery, 65, of Wilburton died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Wilburton. He was born Sept. 27, 1948, in Plattsburg, Miss., to William and Lula Lee (Ford) Montgomery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart; retired from OGE after 25 years of service and was dedicated to Special Olympics.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wendell Montgomery, John Montgomery and Tom Montgomery.
Smith is survived by a daughter, Amelia â€śAmyeâ€ť Glen of Purcell; two brothers, Bill Montgomery of Columbus, Ga., and Ted Montgomery of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Douglas of Stover, Mo. and Judy Brehm of Kansas City, Mo.; extended family, Brock Rutledge, Tracy Seabolt, Hannah Shadwick, Brian Shadwick, Cody Shadwick, Misty and Wes Ritter, Mark and Bonnie Baker; numerous other friends, family and loved ones.Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau, with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Burial will be in Fort Gibson National Cemetery on Monday. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.