Date of Death: 20 Jan
Subject: Guy Oren Smith
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 1 Feb 1918, p. 6
Guy Oren Smith was born in Holt county, Missouri, August 5, 1893, died at Base Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas, January 20, 1918, aged 24 years, 5 months and 15 days. He professed faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church South at Kimsey, at the age of 15 years. He, with his brother, Walter K., enlisted Oct. 2, 1918, and were assigned at Camp Funston, Guy as a member of Headquarters company and Walter, of Co. M, 356th Infantry. Nine weeks of his three months service was spent in the hospital, his suffering there borne by that quiet patience which characterized his life. He was a most loving and dutiful son and brother, and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He leaves a father, mother, sister, five brothers and a host of relatives who deeply mourn his early departure. The cause of his death was Addison's disease.
The body arrived at King City, Thursday, Jan. 24, on the 11:15 train, and was taken to his home 4 miles northwest of King City. The funeral was held from the Star Chapel M. E. church, of which he was a member, Friday, January 25, at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. L. Trotter, assisted by J. M. Carter, D. D., of the M. E. church of King City, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
The following from a distance were present at the funeral of Guy Smith: Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Loucks, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Loucks, Mrs. H. E. Burnett and son, Lemon, L. M. Meyer, S. G. Loucks, Ed Narans, of Holt county; Mrs. Chas. Dawson, Mrs. Edith Scranton, Mrs. Harvey Cook, of South St. Joseph; A. L. Smith, of Fort Calhoun, Neb., and his brother, Walter K., of Camp Funston, Kansas, was also present.