Edith Lucille “Lou” Smith

Edith Lucille “Lou” Smith


Edith Lucille “Aunt Lou” Smith  passed away Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the age of 92 surrounded by her family in Checotah, Oklahoma.

Aunt Lou was born to Wilton and Daisy (Broughton) Dail on October 15, 1930, in Greenville, North Carolina. Lou married Harvey Smith on June 16th, 1964, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Together they ran Harvey’s U-Haul and Service Station for over 35 years in Edmond, Oklahoma. Family was everything to Lou.

She was preceded in death by husband Harvey Smith, daughter Nancy VanHoozer, brother Lloyd Dail and her parents Wilton and Daisy Dail.

She is survived by her children, Patricia & husband Jerry Hilbert of Greenbrier, AR, and Faye & husband Dr. Mike Voss of Checotah, OK;  sister, Janet and husband Wilbur Smith of OKC, OK; grandchildren, Jimmy Dale Travis & wife Misty of Blue Spring, MO, Renee Stokes of Rector, AR, Nicole & husband Dennis Martin of Checotah, OK, Stephanie Williams of Thayer, MO, Robert & wife Jennifer Travis of Houston, TX, Jeremy & wife Jaclyn Matthews of Checotah, OK, and Jared Lamb of Checotah, OK;  great-grandchildren, Sean Travis, Skylar Travis, Timothy Travis, Shea Travis, Ian Salazar, Deklin Salazar, Jaden Martin, Robert Travis Jr., and Baker Matthews; and one great-great-grandchild, Elias Salazar;  as well as nieces and nephews Pamela McDougall, Dawn Renea Edens, Donna Dail, Dail Smith, Lisa Morrison, Nathan Smith;  along with her close friends Eugenea Smith and Mike McJunkins.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, June 23rd at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2023 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery Edmond, OK.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

7 thoughts on “Edith Lucille “Lou” Smith”

  1. Jack and Kay Langston

    Since Jaclyn joined your family so was our relationship with Lou. She was definitely a jewel. Prayers for all the family and rejoice that we will see her again face to face.
    Love you guys
    Jack and Kay Langston

    1. Patricia Hilbert

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I have really enjoyed getting to know you and your family, and love Jaclyn

  2. Helen Smith

    Gone home to be with my Brother❤️
    Lou was always fun and welcoming when we came to visit. It was a joy to have her in our family. I enjoyed our phone calls after Harvey passed. I didn’t talk to her much after she moved. She was always in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and blessing for comfort to her children and grandchildren. Janet and family
    Helen Smith

  3. Donna Dail

    She also has a niece, Lloyd Dail’s daughter. I will miss her so much. 😢

  4. Judy Humbles Bass

    So sorry to hear of Lucille’s passing. It has been a very long time since I have seen her or Janet. Her father was my great uncle Wilton. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and help you remember all the good times you shared.

  5. Donna Dail

    Janet Smith is her little sister. They looked out for and took care of each other. Janet, and her husband Wilbur, traveled to Checotah frequently to be with Lou and help her with things she needed done. They were with her at the hospital and while she was in hospice care.it is a blessing to be so close to family during these time. I will pray for the family everyday.

  6. Deniece Burge

    RIP LOU (aka step mom) you will be missed !! I enjoyed visiting you even after Dad passed away. We had a lot fun times together. Enjoyed setting playing cards. I’ll miss talking to you on the phone. I kept in touch with you some times just calling just to talk and see how you are? I called on Hollidays and your birthday’s and Mother’s Day❤️ you took such good care of Dad and he loved you very much!! Now you can be together again❤️ love you Deniece Burge

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