Homer Smith, 88, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at University of Missouri Hospital.

Friends will be received from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home. Homegoing Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Parker-Millard Funeral Home. Interment will be immediately following at St. Paul Methodist Church Cemetery in New Bloomfield.

He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Columbia, the son of the late Herman and Lillian (Williams) Smith.

He was united in marriage to Sarah Murray on Jan. 6, 1951. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2003.

Homer was raised on a farm raising cattle and crops. He also worked as a custodian at the University of Missouri.

He was a member of the Log Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

His hobbies include gardening and fishing. He enjoyed watching pro wrestling, old westerns and loved to hunt.

He is survived by his children, Homer (Rita) Smith Jr., Wayne Smith, Terry Smith, Marilyn (Richard) Henderson, Herman Smith, Marvin Smith, and Pat Smith, all of Columbia; daughters-in-law, Gloria Smith, Glenda Grant, and Judy Murray; brothers, LeRoy Smith, Ernest (Ruby) Smith, Dennis Smith, Harry (Charlene) Smith, and David Williams; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grand-children; one great- great-grandchild; and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Murry; sister, Virginia King; brothers, Paul Smith, Albert Smith, and James Smith; and grandson, Balewa Moody.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Mo., 65203; (573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.