Lyman L. "Jim" Smith, Jr., 92

Lyman L. "Jim" Smith, Jr., 92, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at  4:10 pm, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at University Nursing Center in Upland, Indiana.  He was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Huntington County, to Lyman L. Sr. and Nellie Laura (Hahn) Smith.

Lyman was a 1942 graduate of Somerset High School.  He married Alma Roser at the Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash on March 16, 1951.  He was a farmer and raised hogs.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday School, was the Sunday School Superintendent, and sang in the choir.  Lyman enjoyed boating, teaching kids to water ski, gardening, going to feeder pig auctions, roller skating, International tractors, his dog, "Little Dog" and spending time with his grandchildren.  He was an avid Purdue University fan. 

He is survived by his wife, Alma Smith of Wabash; three children, Debra (Evan) Bagley of Greentown,  Luann (Joel) Workman-Collins of Tampa, Florida, and Lyman Lee (Karen) Smith of Wabash; six grandchildren, Megan (Bill) Minor of Fort Myers, Fla., Ian (Katie) Bagley of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Sergio (Erica) Workman of Williams Bay, Wis., Katrina (Jesus) Fonseca of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., Kayla (Casey) Taylor and Lyman Len Smith, both of Wabash; four stepgrandchildren, Karli Collins of San Diego, Calif., Joel Collins II of Tampa, Jesse Collins of St. Paul, Minn. and Kylie Collins of Tampa, and 10 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John Frederick Smith, and Richard Smith, and his son-in-law, David Workman.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.19, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund.

The memorial guest book for Lyman may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Nov 15