Rodger D. Smith, 60, of rural Oswego, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home following a courageous battle with kidney disease.

He was born August 7, 1957 in Parsons, Kan. to Raymond Dale and Betty Jo (Nutt) Smith. He grew up and attended school in the rural West Mineral/McCune area and was a 1975 graduate of Southeast High School in Cherokee. While attending Southeast High School, Rodger was active in FFA and earned the Star Farmer Award. He then attended Fort Scott Community College.

Throughout his adult life, Rodger farmed and raised cattle. He loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. Rodger was a member of the Western Way Cowboy Church.

In June of 2002, Rodger met the love of his life. On December 7, 2002, he and Cynthia L. “Cindy” Spriggs were married at the Oswego Christian Church. She survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include:

His Parents, Raymond and Betty Smith of Rural McCune, KS; two sons, Justin Barnett of Pittsburg, Kan. and Luke Smith of the home; one daughter, Nicole Smith of the home; two brothers, Pat Smith and his wife, Marcia of rural Oswego, Kan. and Ron Smith and his wife, Theresa of rural Oswego, Kan.; one sister, Chris Dingman and her husband, Ryan of Frontenac, Kan.; nieces and nephews, Trisha Smith, Joe Smith, Tiffany McClintick, Lindsey Martin, Neil Smith, Brad Smith, Brayden Dauben, Avery Dauben, Linseh Johnson, Aaron Walker and Ashley Walker; great nieces and nephews, Carsynn, Randa, Katie, Colby, Cooper, Braylon, Isaiah, Aaliyah, Braydon, Andelyn, Payton, Hallie, and Lander and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be at Sherman City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Western Way Cowboy Church. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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