Russell L. “Smitty” Smith ~ March 31, 2014


South Lima: Russell L. Smith (Smitty) of South Lima, N.Y. passed away on March 31, 2014 at age 84 years. Russell was born July 17, 1929 son of the late Charles and Carrie Smith of South Lima. Russell lived his entire life in South Lima and owned/operated a produce and trucking company. Russell enjoyed hunting, classic cars, flea markets and his pets.

Russell was survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Gladys (Hayward), 3 children, David (Sally) Smith of Springwater, Linda (Steve) Futter of Livonia, and Christine (Patrick) Ireland of Winchester, VA, and his 7 grandchildren, Damon (Carrie) Smith, Dale (Cara) Smith, Matthew & Lindsay Futter, Flynn, Ryley & Bayley Ireland and 1 great grandson, Alexander David Smith. He was predeceased by 6 siblings.

Russell enjoyed life, his family, and his best friend, his dog “Queenie”.

Friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Livonia United Methodist Church, 21 Summers Street, Livonia. A luncheon will immediately follow at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Livonia United Methodist Church, PO Box 23, Livonia, NY 14487. Arrangements entrusted to Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence, please visit:


10 thoughts on “Russell L. “Smitty” Smith ~ March 31, 2014

  1. To the Smith Family. Your in our hearts and prayers. Had many good times with Russell in the fall. He showed how dedicated he was to his family and friends. May god bless you and give peace in this time. Brad Jenna Kate and Owen Austin.

  2. Dear Great Aunt Gladys and family,

    You are in our hearts and prayers – Many great times to be remembered for me as a child growing up. The excitement of hearing Russel was back from a trip south with a truckfull of watermelons. Back in the day,a trip from South Livonia to South Lima was a real treat. Getting to see/meet family at the big re-unions at Alex and Jess Backus was amazing. I didn’t realize how big a family could get. I miss those days and all of you. Our Love and deepest sympathy, The clan of Greg Backus.

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Russell. So many great memories of Russell and my dad (John Mack). The “Barn Sales”, antiques, selling fruit, the Florida trip. They will always be good pals! Dad and Russell will be great partners in heaven. My deepest sympathies to Gladys and all of his family.

  4. Aunt Gladys and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Russell. I’m sure Dad, Grandma and Grandpa Smith along with the rest of the brothers and sisters will have some great card games now and top if off with a big bowl of ice cream afterwards. What great memories!
    With Love,
    Carol Smith Carlin

  5. Dear Gladys, Linda, Chrissie, and David,

    Sorry to hear about Russell passing. How lucky you (and I) are to have such a wonderful family! I have such fond memories of your family while growing up. My thoughts are with you.

    Terry Lowe

  6. Words cannot express the impact of the Smith family on my youth. Russell will be missed by many in the Livonia community. My condolences to Gladys and your entire family.

    With love,
    Karen A. Schuster

  7. To the Smith Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep the memories close to your heart.
    With love,
    Kelly & Adam

  8. Russell, great guy, gave me my first job, best to you Gladys…Kendra and Rob Thompson

  9. It is an honor being his daughter. I will miss my dad so much, but the memories of all the good times, his love and his dedication to our family will keep his legacy alive. God Bless you DAD…I couldn’t LOVE YOU MORE. Linda

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