Blane Dean Smith, 63 of Moberly, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at Moberly Nursing and Rehab. He was born January 9, 1956 in San Bernadino, CA to Beverly Harlan and Eldean Ruth (McCoy) Smith.
Prior to retirement Blane worked at Orscheln Factories, Orbco, Dura and Qualico for 29 years.
Blane married Cynthia “Cindy” Lewis on May 22, 1976 in Moberly and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his daughter, April Case and husband Ike of Moberly, a grandson Ike “Shorty” Case, his mother and step- father, Eldean and Billy Barnes, a brother, Brian Smith and his wife Dolores, mother-in-law, Carol Lewis and Melvin Bussen all of Moberly, brothers-in-law, John Lewis and wife Donna of Huntsville, David Lewis and wife Jodi and Greg Lewis and wife Tara all of Moberly, sister-in-law, Cathy Hegerfeld and husband Ken of California, MO, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Brent.
Blane was a member of the Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church. He served several years as the church historian and lay leader and cast member of the Proclaim the Glory which he loved.
He was a mediocre fisherman and terrible singer, but loved to do both. He was a science fiction enthusiast and an avid shopper, Walmart was his “go to” place. He volunteered as driver, dishwasher and “gopher” for the Randolph County Girl Scouts for 20 years.
Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church would be appreciated.
Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family at the visitation, which will be Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church. Services honoring and celebrating Blane’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Cater Funeral Home, Moberly, MO.