In Memory of Edward Lee Smith Jr

Edward Lee Smith Jr

  • Birth Date: November 1, 1959
  • Death Date: July 2, 2020


Edward Lee Smith Jr. "Chooch", 60, from Vian passed away at his home on Thursday, July 2, 2020. He was born on Nov 1, 1959 in Tahlequah to Edward and Corrine (Buster) Smith. He loved his family and friends, and his dogs.

He was a loving husband and is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Smith of the home; Step Son, Nathan Coble; brother Curtis Smith of Vian; Sisters, Lorrie and Ray Tatge of Woodridge, IL, Karen Cullison of Vian, and Tina and Eric Drum of Gore; nieces Dawn Smith, Amanda Tatge, Cheyenne Tianna, Colby Drum, all of Vian; Nephew, Corey Edward Smith of Vian; Great Nephews Jayden Adair and Barrett Lee Smith of Vian.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Roger Dale Smith.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from noon - 7:00 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services, 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw.

Message from Cherry sanders

My heart goes out to Ed’s family. I work with Ed at RBHC he was always happy and helpful. He will be greatly missed.

Message from Marcy Stites

I’m gonna miss this BIG ole Bear. I was not only his nurse at Dialysis but he was a good friend of my brother James McCoy “Bub”. He made my heart swell when he always talked about his high school years with my brother and “the boys”. He was such a good man. I will always remember his sweet smile and kind words.
Prayers for the family, he will be missed.

Message from Debra Harl

I am so sorry to hear of Mr Smith passing. He was such a sweet man and I will miss seeing him. Elizabeth my heart is so sad for you. My prayers and love be with you in these coming days. God be with you!

Message from Jackie Rogers

My son and ED had dialysis at the same time at Divita. We became friends with him.
I would practice my limited Cherokee language and was always pleased when he understood me and replied in turn. He always had a smile even after four hours of torture, that is dialysis. He is now pain free.
Rest In Peace Big Guy: your friends Boyce and Jackie Rogers

Message from Mary&Randy Hooper

So sorry for your loss he was a great guy very friendly and always spoke to you no matterwhere he seen you R.I.P Ed

Message from Nancy Swimmer

Liz so sorry to hear of choch passing I know he will be sorely missed by all will be praying for you all GOD BLESS

Message from Nemo Bush

I am sorry to hear Ed passed away. He was such a friendly guy. He always spoke to me when I see him at Redbird Smith Clinic. I also work at Cherokee Nation but at Tah. I known Ed for many years. I will miss seeing him at the clinic. Prayers for his family n may you find comfort in the Lord.



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