Roger Russell Smith, 72, passed away Thurs- day, April 28, 2016 in Lake Havasu City, AZ where he resided. He will be sadly and sore- ly missed by his lov- ing family and friends.
Roger, whom his family affectionately called “Papa” will be re- membered for his char- ismatic personality, love of life and FUNNY sense of humor! He loved his family deeply and with all his heart. Was al- ways there to support them and extend a help- ing hand. He was a true light in the world and touched all whom had the pleasure of meeting him. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Marjorie and Lloyd Smith, his brother Kenneth Smith and step- son, Jonathan Bishop. Survived by his brothers, Bob Smith and wife Rose- mary, Lloyd Smith, Jr. and wife Vivian. His be- loved daughter, Amanda Smith Larson, husband Michael, Step sons Jef- frey Bishop, wife Rachel, Christopher Bishop, Step daughter, Deanna Dav- enport, husband Brad, grandchildren, Graydon, Maslowe, Hutchens, Grant, Jac, William, Syd- ney, Harrison and Cal- lie. Special friends, Jill Bishop, Christina John- son and Scott and Kathy Windau. Roger’s life long career was in the avia- tion industry. It was his passion and he loved his work. A Celebration of Life will be held Satur- day, May 21, 2016, 4:00 P.M., Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, 3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA. Re- ception to follow. Please visit http://www.forev- ermissed.com/roger-rus- sell-smith/#about for in- formation and tributes.
November 29, 1943 – April 28, 2016