Herbert L. Smith, 87, husband of Gladys (Murchison) Smith passed away Oct. 13, 2016, at a Lincoln healthcare facility. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Webster Plt., the son of George Alfred Smith, Sr. and Kate Eva (McAlpine) Smith.
Herbert worked in vehicle maintenance at the Lincoln mill. He also enjoyed farming, and won an award for the best looking fields. He won a trip to Arizona. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Bruce; three grandchildren, Stephanie Preston and her husband Seth, Melanie Smith, and Stephen Smith and Jessica; three great-grandchildren Ayden Preston, Austin LaFountain, and Alexander Preston; two sisters and two brothers Georgie Eleanor Webster, Geraldine Dorothy Dill, Ivan Smith and Mayland Smith; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson Bruce "BJ" Davis; seven siblings Elmer Smith, Beatrice Severance, Earl Smith, Lester Smith, Merlin Smith, George Alfred Smith, Jr., and Mabel Dill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, with the Rev. Scott Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com.