Warren L. Smith


smith warren picWarren L Smith, 89, died on June 12. Dr. Smith was in the Navy towards the end of World War II, teacher, nuclear researcher, professor at UCO retiring from UCO early enough in his life to pursue other interests. He enjoyed being with his many friends and especially with his wife Burchie and family, son, Mark Smith of Shawnee , & granddaughter Sala and daughter Laurie and her husband Mark Goff, two grandsons Bo Goff, his wife Leah and their three children Kash, Kingston, & Kambri , Cody Goff, his wife Shelley, and their three children Billy, Jack, and Oliver all of Edmond. brother and sister-in law, Terry and Nancy Smith, and sister, Jonet and Eddie Dawson.

Services will be held Saturday June 18th 2 PM at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The Warren L. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund, UCO Foundation, 100 North University Dr., Campus Box 133, Edmond, OK 73034.


  1. I happened to sit next to Warren at a concert at Oklahoma Christian University a few years ago. Come to find out we grew up in the same hometown of Shattuck, Oklahoma. It gave us an instant connection. I found Warren to be an extremely smart and fascinating gentleman even though he was advancing in years. We enjoyed “belting out ” the Star Spangled Banner together much to the displeasure of people around us. “If they don’t like it they don’t have to listen!” he said. He seemed to be the type of person that led a full life. May he rest in peace.

  2. Warren had Wit, Wisdom and Warmth. He was a good example and a friend. He will be missed. I will “try” to take his place.

    Rick Johnson

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