He was born on Sept. 9, 1939, at Melrose to Ernest Q. Smith Sr. and Aletha (Lammey) Smith. He attended elementary school at Crestline and Labette County Community High School in Altamont, from where he graduated. The family moved to a farm east of Parsons in 1954.
He was employed by Foodtown Store for 10 years and by the M.K.T./Union Pacific railroads for 38 years, retiring in 2002. He worked at various positions in his years on the railroad, starting with maintenance of way.
He married Evelyn LaDeane Marcum on Jan. 29, 1961. She preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1971.
On July 16, 1974, he married Barbara Ann (Shields) Robinson in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.
Everett was a member of First Christian Church of Parsons and was active in various areas in the church. He had served as deacon, elder, chairman of the Disciple Men and chairman of property. He worked with the LOGOS program at the church and helped with the Christmas dinner each year.
He was treasurer of the Labette County Republican Committee and was a Neosho Township committeeman.
He loved Katy Days activities and each year participated in the event, both with the gandy dancer demonstration and the Bluebonnet Dinner.
Other survivors include two sons, Everett A. Smith Jr. of Neodesha and Clark L. Robinson Jr. of Parsons; a daughter, Kristi L. Killman of Parsons; six grandchildren, Robert Ennest, Kayla Killman, Daniel Smith, Hope Robinson, Cody Robinson and Dylan Killman; and a brother, Laverne E. Smith of Neodesha.
Preceding him in death was an infant son; an infant sister; and a brother, Ernest Q. Smith Jr.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Katy Days or First Christian Church and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.